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highhopeshighhopes Posts: 6

I just went out to water my plants and saw that my husband has taken out some of the plants when he was strimming/mowing the lawn. So we've lost a peony, some lupins, hollyhocks and some camassia. All down to cms from the ground.

Will they come back up again, or shall I clear that area and replant it? They've only been in for a few weeks...


  • chickychicky Posts: 10,400

    I would say the lupins might resprout this season, the camassias might have done enough for this year to reappear next spring, but would not be optimistic about the peonyimage

  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,565
    Stern words with your other half are in order. But I reckon most of that lot will survive and come up next year. As chicky says, the lupin will just come straight back up with fresh leaves. The camassia, and maybe even the peony, may survive, long term. (If it was an established peony, it definitely would)...

    Maybe plant some annuals and cross your fingers.
  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,741

    A light strim about the ankles should embed the lesson that has been learned.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,358

    and if nothing comes back you can always bury the body there....imageimage

    Hopefully the peony will come back - put a mesh cage or similar round it to prevent any further damage! The lupins will be fine as chicky says. image

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

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • highhopeshighhopes Posts: 6

    Thanks all - I think the mesh cage is a good idea - we are planning on marking the border with something, but I don't know how he can't tell the difference between grass and a flowering peony in a recently weeded flower bed!

    He is under instruction to only do it under supervision from now on!

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,083

    They do things like this so you wont ask again.

    Wheres doves smacked botty smiley?

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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