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bluefox23

Developing my knowledge all the time. I love growing plants: barely any space on my windowsills, nor on my patio as it's full of pots. #renting.

Paeonia officinalis 'Rubra Plena'

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bluefox23

#colourpop looks like this #peony #rubraplena is having a piggyback! 😁 not looking quite so good at the moment after the heavy rains. 01/06/19

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jeatacake

That's just perfect Alison 👌😍

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bluefox23

Thanks😊 @jeatacake wish they lasted longer and weren't flattened buy rain so easily. 😔

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jeatacake

Oh I know. It's so annoying. Fortunately I still have a couple whose buds haven't opened yet. Hoping they'll hang on for more settled weather 🤞

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bluefox23

#peony #rubraplena blooming now 😊💕 27/05/19

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ublaszko

😍😍😍

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bluefox23

Just such a shame it’s hidden round the side of the house by the gate!!! But this was the one plant already here when we moved in 17 years ago!! And I know how temperamental they are so wont be moving it. @ublaszko

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kaigia

Such a nice pop of colour!❤

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bluefox23

#peony #rubraplena flowers opening up now 23/05/19

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sherrisgarden

Beautiful.. looks like a rose that double bloomed. 😍😍

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bluefox23

Thanks. The flowers are very showy 😁 @sherrisgarden

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sherrisgarden

You're welcome.

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bluefox23

#peony #rubraplena #bud getting ready to open 07/05/19

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telswirld

Lovely photo 😉

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bluefox23

Thanks @telswirld sometimes my photos are ok 😊

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bluefox23

#peony full of buds 25/04/19 my entry has changed for this. I didn’t do it!! Hope it’s the right one. #rubraplena

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telswirld

Going to be gorgeous 😉

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terrimclaughlin

It’s going to be sooo pretty!! This is such a great time of year for everyone!! Getting blooms and surprises in our yard. Have a great day👍🏻👍🏻🤗😊💕

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bluefox23

Thanks @telswirld 😊

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bluefox23

Thanks @terrimclaughlin 😊

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bluefox23

#newgrowth #peony 16/03/19 #rubraplena

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ublaszko

Wow, that's a nice big peony 😍😍😍

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gjones

That's really coming up nicely😍

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bluefox23

@ublaszko @gjones Yeah can’t wait for it to be big and bushy again!! 😂

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ublaszko

You had flowers from it too 😄 Mine are only 1 year old so at least 2 or 3 more years to go before I get to see the flower 😥😅

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bluefox23

This was here when we moved in in 2002!!! So it’s a very established peony!! Not ever done anything with it!! 😂 @ublaszko

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ublaszko

That's fantastic 👍👍 I wish I had more plants already in the garden when we moved in. Instead, there were dead cosmos, dead kalanchoes, dead begonias and a straggly miniature rose 😂😂😂

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bluefox23

#newgrowth #peony Just enjoyed time in the garden cutting back dead growth and finding new growth on its way! Glorious day! 😊 23/02/19 #rubraplena

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ublaszko

I already have 3 peonies but I really want this one too 😁 Self-restraint 😶

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bluefox23

27/05/18 #peony Bit weather beaten but just stunning. 😍 #rubraplena

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harebell

Lovely 😊❤️

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Denise16

Wow😍

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alan1111

Big and beautiful 😘

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greenfinger14

Gorgeous 😍

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bluefox23

Thanks @harebell @Denise16 @alan1111 @greenfinger14 it is fab 😊

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bluefox23

23/05/18. My #peony bush showing lots of stages of bud opening! Amazing! By the way, any Id on type of peony? #plantid #plantid-peony #rubraplena

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dee07

Love a peony but just can't seem to find one anywhere ☹

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bluefox23

@dee07 This was here when we moved in. 😊

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dee07

Lucky you, it's such a vibrant colour too 🤗

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Denise16

I bought one as a gift this time last year in homebase, it had 1 bud then and 4 now 🤗 @dee07

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dee07

@Denise16 I've had a look in Cardiff but none available. I'm sure I'll get one eventually 🤗

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Folletta

Wow it's fantastic

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bluefox23

I couldn't believe it as I've been waiting for ages for it to bloom and then all the buds are at different stages! Amazing! @Folletta 😊

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cosmicveggie

@dee07 you can find them in bags or boxes in the garden centre or Wilko now. May even find them in Tesco. Don’t Plant too deep though 😊

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dee07

@cosmicveggie thanks will have a look over the weekend 🤗

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awomanonabike

Hi Denise, if it’s any help this lovely nursery near me have a fantastic selection of peonies and do mail order 👍😬 http://www.cathsgardenplants.co.uk/ @dee07

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dee07

@awomanonabike thanks for the link. I managed to pick up two online they are now planted. Just have to be patient 🤗

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bluefox23

My #peony buds do not seem to have any ants on them! Does that mean it's not a healthy plant! 😳🤷‍♀️. 17/05/18 #rubraplena

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bluefox23

Lots of buds developing but still a while away from flowering. 😊. 28/04/18 #peony #rubraplena

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bluefox23

Just noticed this! Yay! #peony #rubraplena

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ublaszko

🎉🎉🎉🍻

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greenfinger14

Yay 👏😊

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bluefox23

My landlord once tried to hack away at this thinking it was a weed! Thankfully it survived and comes back each year!! #peony #rubraplena

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wwTigraww

Ouch! My peony is very late, only two tiny sword tips yet

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bluefox23

This is only just starting to get going. A while before any blooms appear. @wwTigraww

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wwTigraww

Usually ours blooms late May to early June. But this year it's all behind. Our fuchsias still look dead and usually by now should be some signs. I hope frost didn't finish them

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wwTigraww

Did you cover your peony in the winter?

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bluefox23

I didn't cover the peony, no. It's been in the garden since I moved in 16 years ago and I just let it do its thing! It seems happy enough! 😀! @wwTigraww

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bluefox23

My fuchsias outside in pots also look like they might have perished. ☹️. Good job I have my indoor one to pot out.

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wwTigraww

The dwarf one under the pine tree was roots covered in pine needles and its starting to come back. But the guys in terracotta huge pot not. Gave them food yesterday will be hoping 😔

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