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Growing Peony's

Please can anyone give me some good advice on how to grow and look after Peony's. I have an established one that I cut down each autumn, feed some muck and then stake as the plant grows.

Just invested in 2 new plants from the garden centre and have planted then with plenty of organic compost and some cow's muck.

What should I be doing to get the best out of these beauties ?

 

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,928

    Are they tree or herbaceous Peonys?

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  • They are herbaceous type.

  • CharlieBotCharlieBot Posts: 208

    Don't plant too deep, let the leaves die down naturally. I stake mine as the flowers can flop. I sprinkle bonemeal once they start shooting. Might give them a general purpose feed tomorrow as flower buds are forming.

  • Thank you, I'll certainly take the advice on-board.

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