I'm not uptight at all.
Confused now though....simply trying to help Laura - same as nut is.
I'll repeat - I was simply helping the OP who needs to move conifers and her peony will probably not survive the process.
I don't think that makes me 'uptight'.
Good luck with it Laura - hopefully you can detach the plant from the conifer roots successfully.
Not sure what I've done to antagonise you and invoke such a strange reaction aym.
I'll just use the ignore button now
Thankyou for all your advice. I definitely need to move it as the conifers that are coming out are making way for a greenhouse and I'd like to get that put up as soon as possible.
I have a sunny well drained border at the front of the house where I shall move it to.
Hopefully, I manage to keep it alive! If so, I shall post pictures of the gorgeous flowers in a few months.
Which one is it Laura?
Off topic a bit but does the same planting advice apply to tree peonies. I inherited one which is planted against a fence under a thick layer of gravel and it's not exactly thriving!