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Paeonia Sarah Bernhardt

CopperdogCopperdog Posts: 438
I know you shouldn’t plant these too deep...it flowered well last year should I have planted it deeper than this as it appears to be struggling. It’s a bit too late for digging up now? Would mounding it up with the surrounding soil help at all? Thankyou 

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,989
    I think that is higher than I would want. A mulch of well rotted manure or compost mixed with fertiliser should do it
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • CopperdogCopperdog Posts: 438
    Thanks @fidgetbones. Should I try to plant it deeper at the end of the season. I covered it earlier in the season and somehow it becomes uncovered again! 🤪
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,989
    I wouldn't dig it up, just keep top dressing it.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,952
    I keep mine quite 'high' as we have very wet conditions, which isn't ideal for peonies.
    Mine has only the new 'buds' showing, and is surrounded by gravel to prevent excess water encroaching on the central crown. 
    I think a wee layer of compost, or similar, now and again will do the trick @Copperdog :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • CopperdogCopperdog Posts: 438
    Thankyou so much for the advice @Fairygirl and @fidgetbones xx
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