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The fat fists of silvery lilac buds on Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill' have opened up to release an intense, sugary scent at the mouth of the Winter Garden.
The fat fists of silvery lilac buds on Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill' have opened up to release an intense, sugary scent at the mouth of the Winter Garden.
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Wintersweet and the Lynch Walk

Flanking Lynch Walk, the magnolia collection in late winter is covered in suede, flame-shaped buds, irresistible to the touch.

If you catch a rich scent on the breeze, it is probably coming from the waxy yellow flowers of the large Wintersweet, Chimonanthus
praecox
mid-way along the border. Watch out also for the intriguing small yellow blooms of the unusual shrub, Sycopsis sinensis and the scarlet new leaves of emerging peonies.

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