Will my peony survive?
Last autumn I ordered a Peony tuber online and planted it at the end of my garden Instead of waiting to buy one cheaper in spring I paid extra to get one instantly and get it planted in autumn as I read that this is better for their performance. Anyway,it seems this has backfired. Due to the confusing winter it started to send up growth earlier than the mature ones I have. By February these happy little shoots have all been either broken or nibbled. Discovering this ruined my day. So my questions are: Will it throw up new shoots to replace the ruined ones this year? ( I doubt it) If no new foliage grows,will the tuber survive and throw up new growth next year again? I would like to know if I should just replace the tuber. I was really looking forward to seeing a lovely red peony there aswell. Hmmph