Is that not true then, about the legume roots?
Who wrote the book Philippa.
My legume roots stay in the ground but they've all got perennial plants growing out of them
I have 'the Duchess' too philippa - had to put her back in a pot as she got too blousy in the border she was in. She'll get a good spot somewhere along the back of the house when the extension's done. A few new shoots poking through now.
I wonder who started the peony 'don't move' hooha....perhaps the same person who first spotted Nessie...
Re don't move a paeony, I read the story behind that somewhere Fairy, but it may have been another myth.
I'll see if I can find it.
Good re the foetida Philippa, the others will flower next year
I let them seed and keep young plants moving on, they tend to look a bit manky after a few years so I chuck them.
We seem to have slightly drifted off topic - sorry Laura
Perhaps it's given you a laugh though!
She was a bit too big for the spot I put her in philippa - I was a bit doubtful but hoped she might grow quite slowly.
We're a fountain of useful and sometimes useless information on the forum Laura!
So my lovely Peony seemed to survive me uprooting it and fiddling around with it to remove conifer roots and after making sure to plant it at the same depth..it now looks like this