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carolecuttingitfine

Mother of 4 and enthusiastic novice gardener trying to tame an inherited wilderness in rural Devon - all advice/help gratefully received😀

Paeonia x suffruticosa 'Jing Yu' syn. Paeonia x suffruticosa 'Xue Ta', Paeonia x suffruticosa 'Sai Xue Ta'

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carolecuttingitfine

Tree peony starting to bud!

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natii

I've never heard of Tree Peonys. This is going to look gorgeous! 💛

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midnightgardener

Oooh that's a big one! Mines a tiddler but it's got a big red bud! 😊😊♥️♥️

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carolecuttingitfine

The #treepeony unfurling is so beautiful.. stay safe and stay well everyone

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Wow that’s gonna be a whopper...

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midnightgardener

That's looking really good 🌞🌞♥️♥️

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carolecuttingitfine

#newgrowth #signsofspring #treepeony

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Hellebore

Is that a flower bud I spy right in the middle?

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carolecuttingitfine

Oh great spot @Hellebore I’ll check properly! Exciting..

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jeatacake

It does like one 👍 @Hellebore

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midnightgardener

Looking good 😊😊♥️♥️

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carolecuttingitfine

How amazing are #tree-peonies as they start to reveal themselves?! From dead stick to intricate leaf structure!

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awomanonabike

Fabulous!

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you @awomanonabike the sunshine caught it just right 😊

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ShelleySnyder

Amazing!💘😍

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carolecuttingitfine

Yeah!! Flowers on the tree peony. Have a right royal day everyone 😊 #mayflowers

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gavy

Thanks

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juliesgarden

You too 💛💛

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carolecuttingitfine

Whilst checking for frost damage I spotted this about to pop - after 3 years of nothingand pretending to be a deadstick all winter looks like I'm going to get my first bloom!! #peony my most pampered plant!

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greengrub

Great feeling, thought I had lost mine as it did not flower last year, but this year I have two blooms@carolcuttingitfine.

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carolecuttingitfine

Ahh must be the year for them @greengrub - hope yours stays safe from the frost! This is my first bloom ever as my friend grew it from seed about 5 years ago!

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jadojado29

What a wonderful surprise Carole @carolecuttingitfine looks like it's going to be a lovely sunshine yellow let's hope it's a sign of things to come 💛. Hope you have a lovely day 😘

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juliesgarden

Yaaay, great Carole , I feel your excitement 💛💛

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you @jadojado29 love a quick wander in the garden to start the day! If I survive my grandsons gym class - grandma participation compulsory - it'll be an amazing day!? Have a fabby day yourself 😊

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you @juliesgarden yes it has been said that I'm an easy book to read 😂😂😂😂

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jadojado29

😂 Good luck with the exercise Carole @carolecuttingitfine i feel your pain already 😉😘

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susieg

Fantastic Carole. Will be worth all the pampering I'm sure 🤗

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pottybird42

Looks like it's going to be fantastic !!

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brightcolours

Woohoo!!

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columbiariver

The rewards of gardening! Going to be lovely!

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carolecuttingitfine

This tree peony has been given so much attention and rewarded me by pretending to be a dead stick after I left it out over winter! But after 3 years of waiting #buds actual buds!!! Treat 'em mean make 'em keen to flower 🌺

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jacq1075

😂😂😂love it. All good things come to those whom wait eh? 👍🏻 @carolecuttingitfine

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carolecuttingitfine

@jacq1075 mmh patience not normally my forte but was determined not to be beaten 😏

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juliesgarden

See patience is a virtue 👍👍

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pelly

And it paid off Carole 👌👌👌

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columbiariver

You're a very patient lady. You've got blooms coming now!

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rachelbrooks

Woohoo! 👍🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

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carolecuttingitfine

This #treepeony has been doing an impersonation of a dead stick for months! #newgrowth phew!

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LynnS

Crazy aren't they, I got a "dead stick" last year from a friend. It's just starting to leaf up, hoping to find out what colour it is this year. Enjoy!

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rachelbrooks

😂😂 ah the relief! 👍🏼

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carolecuttingitfine

I've had it 3 years and still don't know what colour the flowers are! @LynnS and yes @rachelbrooks I took a gamble and left it out over winter and thought I'd lost it! That peony has had far too much attention for no reward! It's so precocious! 😏

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rachelbrooks

Oh this must be the year then Carole! 😬👍🏼🌸🌸🌸

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carolecuttingitfine

Mmmmh @rachelbrooks not holding my breath! 😉

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rachelbrooks

Ya never know! 👍🏼👍🏼

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katesmck

I think I have your dead stick's twin 🙄 @carolecuttingitfine

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carolecuttingitfine

Keep the faith @katesmck 😉🙏

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LynnS

Thanks for the warning @carolecuttingitfine . I guess it's a plant where patience is a virtue 😉

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carolecuttingitfine

I didn't think this was going to survive the winter but it did!

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brightcolours

#TreePeony

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