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Moving a Peony

AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,469
When is the best time to do this? Dare I move it now? 
My garden and I live in South Wales. 

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,561
    Yes, but make sure it's re-planted at the same depth.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,095
    Get as big a rootball as you can, have the new planting hole ready, and it won't even know it's moved  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,469
    Thanks @Obelixx and @Fairygirl.
    I had meant to do it last year as I noticed it was being crowded out by my Hibiscus and Japanese Quince, which it nestles between. It always flowers but it hasn’t grown much the last few years so I am happy to risk a move. 🤞🏼
    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • jayne10bjayne10b Posts: 95
    You could take the opportunity to divide it too - hedging your bets.  I've always heard that moving peonies is a risky business, but I've moved 2 now and been reasonably gung ho about it and both have grown back well.  
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,095
    One of those ever present garden myths, Jayne  ;)

    It's a common question here on the forum too, but the main reason they fail after being moved is down to planting too deeply  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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