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hi everyone,  I have a question regarding the peony in my back garden.  We will shortly be moving house and I would love to take a cutting of it, and try to grow one in our new garden.  The only reason I am sentimental about this plant, is that it is the one I planted above where we buried our dear old cat, quite some years ago......  I have heard that Peonies don't like being moved, but ww will have moved house long before the flowers turn to the seed pods in the Autumn.  Does anyone have any clues/advice as to how to do this?   Any help very gratefully received. 
Sarah 

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,479
    edited May 2018
    I'm presuming this is a herbaceous type peony rather than a tree peony.   These  don't provide the sort of shoot that you would need to take a cutting.  The way to increase these plants is to divide the roots and this is the wrong time of year.

    https://www.claireaustin-hardyplants.co.uk/blog/moving-and-dividing-peonies

    I know it's not ideal, but I would leave that one where it is and buy another of the same variety for your new garden.  Do you know the variety?  Or do you have photos of the blooms so we can try to identify it for you?

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  • Does this help?  I'm afraif it's so long ago, I no longer have the plant tags to identify it! 
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,618
    Herbaceous peony.  Either leave it behind and buy a new one or dig up the whole plant and take it with you but, at this time of year, that risks stressing the plant enough to lose it which would be a shame as it is clearly healthy and happy.

    Buy a new one.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,479
    edited May 2018
    That is a lovely peony ... it would be a shame to risk damaging it.

    Have a look here ... this looks very like yours

    https://www.claireaustin-hardyplants.co.uk/products/peony-officinalis-rubra-plena 
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  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,901
    And the risk of digging up the cat.   :open_mouth:
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,479
    And the risk of digging up the cat.   :open_mouth:
    Mmmmm ... we did that once ...... not nice  :/
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • He's pretty deep!  Plús it was quite à few years ago, so doubt there's much left now! 
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