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What do I do now

kathie51dkathie51d Posts: 86
Hi need some advice re tree peonie again inherited when we moved in, last year as you can see it was glorious but very leggy not really self supporting.This year 1 solitary flower head. I would like to know when and how to prune it, if pruning is the thing to do. It is such a stunning plant with flower heads the size of a tea plate.

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  • Fire LilyFire Lily Posts: 296
    edited 17 May
    Peonie are wobbly, no pruning can help that. What you do is to give them support. 

    http://www.alltomtradgard.se/8-stod-for-pioner-och-perenner/

    In swedish, but you can see the pictures. 
  • kathie51dkathie51d Posts: 86
    Firefly what a wonderful site for inventive ideas for many plants. I love the lampshade idea and will be combing the charity shops. I have a huge clump of fab tulips (Gone until next Year) I did have a plastic support until the dog ate it! So all the tulips by next year will have fancy supports. Love the old chair too. It really is thinking outside the box
    thanks firefly
  • Fire LilyFire Lily Posts: 296
    edited 18 May
    kathie51d Allt om trädgård is a magazine that is the swedish equivalent to Gardeners world. :)
    On the subject of lampshades, this is what I did with an old one. 
    https://hallbarlivsstil.ifokus.se/u2/e234bb2b68146c0c81f3816a7b1c8c24/660/pict0075.jpg

  • kathie51dkathie51d Posts: 86
    Love it Fire Lily, I am motivated especially as the Foxgloves have legged it this week so off to a car boot tomorrow, who knows what treasures I will find.
    best Wishes 
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