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Daphne Mezereone - Nature Diary 9th February 2022 - Stints
Daphne Mezereone - Specimen 1 and Specimen 2 - Holme Stints
It was time to check out the Daphne Mezereone and I now reckon one more week will be spot on for Specimen 2 of which I have plenty of photos taken today which you can see below.
Sadly this year could well be the demise of Specimen 1 unless some miracle happens, I have seen this happen now with lots of Mezereone. It does still have a small amount of ripened buds but purely a token (see photo).
I also did a thorough check out to see if I could find anymore but nothing showing today. But nice again to check the large interjectums (Polypodium interjectum) which are well at home in the fork of a medium sized hawthorn tree. There are some good large boulders in this area which would support cambricum but again I could not find any today.
(above) is Specimen 1 which I found about 6 years ago, but sadly in the last three years it has deteriorated. The specimen is built on vintage gorse rooting which is showing signs of crumbling and as such has loosened the Daphne plant. Although it seems firmly fixed directly below it is vunerable by being so loose and swinging from side to side has the wind takes it, I have managed to temporarily trap it to stop if swinging. Perhaps it could be side pinned or re-inforced some way. (A job at the end of flowering - IF!)
Moving on to Specimen 2 which is doing well and in full flower with scores of buds still waiting to open fully, I guess maybe one week to see the full showing. But even today it looked well and here are a few photos.
And one or two other bits from this afternoon.
Very large interjectums
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