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Daphne

a genus of plants in the family Thymelaceae; contain dihydroxycoumarin glycosides, e.g. daphnetin; these are very toxic and cause severe irritation to the gut, leading to severe enteritis, vomiting and diarrhea. Includes D. cneorum, D. genka, D. laureola, D. mezereum. Called also spurge laurel, mezereon, garland flower, wood or copse laurel, wild pepper, spurge olive.
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Daphne died aged 78 just months before the court case in Birmingham, where the supermarket giant pleaded guilty to four counts of unfair commercial practice.
A THIS is a dwarf daphne usually reaching about 30 inches high and 30 inches across, with fabulous fragrance.
DAPHNE pontica is a shrub well worth considering if you love fragrance as much as I do.
Mine sits against the fence covered in buds from top to bottom for the entire five feet of its length and during February it will reward me with typical pale pink Daphne flowers.
You see great swathes of rhododendrons, masses of primulas, daphnes growing 15ft high in Nepal - you scent them and walk towards the smell.
At about three feet in height and loved by the birds for its red berries is Daphne mexereum, with its purple or white flowers completely smothering the upright stems.
Daphnes have beautiful flowers and most cases are sweetly scented, such as D blagayana and D cneorum, which are both prostrate.
ORTHODOX GREEK EASTER: Simpson Travel (0845 811 6502) offers seven nights' self-catering at stunning Villa Daphnes in rural Crete from April 18 for pounds 475 (four sharing), incl return flights, aircon car hire, to catch Holy Week celebrations leading up to April 24.
Hellebores and double hellebores are popping up everywhere, while winter jasmin, daphnes and hardy cyclamen have kept going right through winter.
The daphnes on offer are two-year-old specimens, 40cm-50cm (16in-20in) tall, which will be delivered rootballed in early November.
Perhaps the most treasured of all flower in winter like witch hazel (Hammamelis), winter honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissima), daphnes and viburnum.