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Can anyone tell me why my peony buds are not opening, it has grown very quickly and is now static, no sign of opening.
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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 8,261
    There's a couple of reasons l can think of Paul, one is it's not getting enough sunshine, or possibly not enough water.
    Welcome to the forum by the way  :)
  • Thanks Ann, meant to post pics, here they are, looking normal, full of ants as usual but not opening.
  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants W Mids Posts: 585
    Looks like it’s about to. Mine are similar, I’ve cut some for the house because at this stage it’s easy to clean for vases so I think they will open.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 8,261
    Yes, l think another couple of days should do it. It's a fine size !

  • Looks like it’s about to. Mine are similar, I’ve cut some for the house because at this stage it’s easy to clean for vases so I think they will open.
    I may try that.
  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants W Mids Posts: 585
    A neighbour used to have a lovely large peony in their little front garden and he used to mow it all down when he mowed his grass and I was amazed that it always grew back well and flowered in the same season. I wouldn’t dare do that to mine though.
  • Everyone stops to smell and admire it, hope it opens.
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 6,567
    Well it looks absolutely gorgeous,do you know the variety?
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 39,779
    Looks fine @paul.cartQaAzBT79- they can sometimes sit [annoyingly!] for a while at that stage, and you think they're never going to open, then suddenly - there they are  :)

    The outer petals occasionally get stuck a little if you have a lot of greenfly on them [hence the ants] because of the honeydew they secrete.  It's often just a case of wiping them gently if you don't have enough rain to unglue them, but I'd wait a few days yet before doing anything.  Check them anyway.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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