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mark smyth

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Daphnes
« on: April 05, 2007, 08:16:32 PM »
Here's a beauty in one of my troughs. Sorry no name  :'(

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What I didnt notice until now were all those shoots under the flower stems
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Re: Daphnes
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2007, 08:18:11 PM »
Pretty!
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Re: Daphnes
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2007, 08:21:49 PM »
very!

And from a garden I was in while in Dublin last Saturday

Daphne with no label - owner on holiday
Daphne petraea 'Cima Tombae' - tiny but covered in buds and I want it bad!!! Who lives near Blackthorn?

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Re: Daphnes
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2007, 08:31:49 PM »
Very interesting to see the differences in thse daphne.... the first one is hairy all over, leaves, flowers, the lot, while this last little gem appears to have leaves that are so fat and smooth as to be almost those of a succulent, but the buds are still furry! Thank goodness for digital photography, I would never have seen have these details otherwise!
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Re: Daphnes
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2007, 08:54:29 PM »
I didnt notice the leaves and hairy buds either until I edited the photos. Both these plants are small with the upper one, with no name about the size of a finger. Just look at the seed head of the moss and the grit
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Re: Daphnes
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2007, 08:57:30 PM »
Yes, I see it is a little chap! The D. petraea 'Cima Tombae' has a very sturdy trunk, hasn't it? I like the look of that, too.
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Re: Daphnes
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2007, 09:49:24 PM »
probably grafted
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Re: Daphnes
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2007, 10:06:35 PM »
Ian Mc. posted a short time ago that Robin White was retiring and Blackthorn was rarely open. Having said that he had a stand at the South West AGS in Exter-without a single Daphne. If he had some I would have bought some.
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Re: Daphnes
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2007, 10:59:46 PM »
yes the web site says he is closing in 2008
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Re: Daphnes
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2007, 06:03:38 AM »
Lovely daphnes Mark! Happy you seeing them right now. My are only in small buds. We have a very pretty species closely related to D. cneorum – D. juliae (Julia’s daphne). Hope it will flower in 2-3 weeks.
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Re: Daphnes
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2007, 08:57:27 AM »
Your unknown specimen looks very nice Mark !
Good strong pink - I bet it's fragrance equals its looks !
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Re: Daphnes
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2007, 10:54:41 AM »
Mark, which is the website with details about Blackthorn? Does Robin White have a website? I wasn't aware of one. As far as I'm aware they're only open a few days in Sept and maybe a couple of days next Spring, and that's it for nursery opening, though they may continue propagating and selling at shows.
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Re: Daphnes
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2007, 11:02:46 AM »
http://www.thegardeningwebsite.co.uk/category.do is the site Mark refers too, Martin. Blackthorn do not have a website, there are just nursery details, map etc shown in the directory of this website.
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Re: Daphnes
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2007, 06:18:40 PM »
Opening Times:
2007 
Fridays and Saturdays 10am – 4 pm   JANUARY 12th & 13th, 26th & 27th FEBRUARY 9th & 10th, 23rd & 24th.    MARCH 9th & 10th, 23rd & 24th.SEPTEMBER 7TH & 8TH, 21st &22nd  9am – 5pm

2008
Fridays and Saturdays 10am – 4pm JANUARY 11th & 12th, 25th & 26th   FEBRUARY 8th & 9th, 22nd &23rd MARCH 7th & 8th, 21st & 22nd.

Closed thereafter for retail sales
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Re: Daphnes
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2007, 06:39:22 PM »
Mark, had you thought about having a look at Karen Junkers nursery see  http://www.junker.co.uk/index.htm  She has a very good Daphne selection but is often sold out.
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