Daphne on Battlestone Hill
If you have ‘Smellovision’, you are in luck, for this is the most highly scented blog we have ever written.
But I suspect you haven’t. If you really want to share the glorious scent of Daphne, you need to go out in the garden if you have any out there.
The chances are you will not have one quite like the Daphne on Battleston Hill within RHS Wisley Gardens. So I suggest you go there and walk into the woods of the hillside and just follow your nose. You will come to a fairly ordinary looking shrub. Close your eyes. Breathe in and be prepared to be overwhelmed.
It was New Years Day. Big football match at Sutton United that afternoon. But a sunny morning and the knowledge that mid-winter can be just as rewarding for a garden walk as any other time of year.
Daphne always reminds Bobby of Dorothy, his mum. It was her favourite plant and, of course, there was one in her garden. There are a number of varieties and you need to study a little to choose one for your own garden.
There was lots more to see that day. The photographs were taken mostly in the woods of Battleston Hill, which comes into its own from now until early summer.
Lighting a Candle for Diddley