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Butterfly66Butterfly66 BirminghamPosts: 736
edited May 2020 in Plants
Has anyone else got this one? This will be it’s fourth year in the garden and still no flowers. The foliage is very healthy and the amount has increased over the last year or so. It’s definitely not too deep but am wondering if it’s actually too shallow as I can see the tops of the tubers?  I moved it about 18 months ago to a bed where it gets a good amount of sun.
 If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”—Marcus Tullius Cicero

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  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,630
    I'll be interested to see the replies.  I think I may have planted some of our Peonies too shallow.  You can see the tubers in all of them, although one of them is just about to flower, so perhaps that's not the problem.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325
    Most people plant them too deeply which prevents flowering. Have you fed it @Butterfly66 ?
    I have mine with the 'buds'  of the crown just showing @KeenOnGreen, as we have heavy soil. It's also right against the house wall, and flowers well. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,310
    Plant shallow, lots of food and moisture, seems to be the way to go with Paeonies, although I find that some years mine just refuse to cooperate.
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • Butterfly66Butterfly66 BirminghamPosts: 736
    Thanks everyone. I put chicken pellets down once a year across the whole garden but don’t  give it anything else or anything specific. I’ll give it an extra feed and a good talking too - perform next year or else!
     If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”—Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325
    Yes - 'grow ya b*gger' often does the job @Butterfly66 :D
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,093
    Ultimatum. Give them notice loudly and in block capitals.
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