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Not sure what I've done to antagonise you and invoke such a strange reaction aym. I'll just use the ignore button now
Not sure what I've done to antagonise you and invoke such a strange reaction aym.
I'll just use the ignore button now
I've just come across the thread. I would suggest that a comment like "There is a lot of nonsense talked..." isn't designed to endear the poster to people offering a different thoughts.
I can't see how that would work Rhod. There's nothing left of herbaceous paeonies in winter, nothing to graft onto.
My tree paeonies are grown from seed but some of the fancy varieties could well be grafted onto other woody paeonies.
There's some good information in the link below. In summary you can move them but autumn is best (as mentioned by aym280) and you can use the opportunity when digging them up to divide the root and enjoy two Peonies in the new location (although also recommended in the autumn)!
Thanks for that link Rod, I expect mine isn't thriving because the poor thing is starving. I'll try and get some goodness dug in if I can shift the stones away.
Interesting Rhod, I'll look into that.
Musher, they just grow here. I don't plant them deeply, they choose their own depth when the germinate. I don't do anything except cut off dead bits and and any squashing something else.
That RHS link says they don't flower so well in shade but I find they do, and for longer.
I have a yellow that is beautiful in leaf but the others only impress when in flower or when the seedpods open, not long enough for me. I dumped a mucky yellow one, the only thing in its favour was that I grew it from seed. There's another similar on the hit list for next year. I think they're crosses between the red and the yellow and have the worst of both.
I've got another one I grew from bought seed that started putting up a flower in January, it looks a bit sad now and may not open. Pity, I want to know what colour it is. I want a white one