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Any ideas for the best way to support peony's to stop them flopping over?


  • BiljeBilje Posts: 738

    I use a support that looks like a wire stool but with a grid for the top. As my tall peony has increased in size I supplement the support with link stakes which are L shaped with a hook on the end. You need to place supports over the peony when they are still smallish then they grow through the support and hide it. Trying to rescue them when they are tall is a thankless task Yup been there done that.

  • Thanks for the advice image

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,045

    We use a sort of cage made from Hazel branches. Saw them at Erddig one time and made some for ourselves.

  • Thanks!

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,366

    As Bilje says, we've all had to do a bit of damage limitation when we've forgotten to get supports in early enough so whatever you use put it in place sooner rather than later. Simple bamboo canes with string will do if you don't want to buy anything - they're not the most effective or pretty but they soon get covered by foliage. Like Berghill's idea - if you have a buddleia which has been, or is about to be pruned, the offcuts will do a similar thing. image

    Just watch out for them 'taking' - you'll have a few extra buddleias!

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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