Is there anything more sensational in the deep winter garden than Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’? Well not here in the UK. Visiting Harlow Carr at the weekend I noted a lot of different daphnes without encountering one with the sheer exuberance of fragrance of ‘Jacqueline’. The scent is present all day and night, spreading throughout the front garden. Neighbours love it and coach parties… I published a close-up last year so here is a section displaying the multitude of small flower clusters that light up our garden. In my opinion there is something of the hyacinth in the fragrance. Actually, you can see the slight yellowing of the leaves here, something that has been absent for years since I heaped some lime chippings under the shrub. I took a chance and it paid off, so I’ll repeat the exercise as soon as it ceases to flower.