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Dougal

Very much a novice gardener who's planning to become less so with GardenTags' help!

Paeonia

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2016
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Dougal

More peony action from before they bloomed

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fuschia

Love these , one of my favourites 👍

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DebsC

I have the peony envy!

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jane.mckiver

Stunning colour 🌺

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echium

Hey @Dougal, any idea how long peonies take to flower, or how big they have to be?

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kathy

Beautiful and super colour

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brenda48

I have had a peony for years and never flowered but this year it has flower buds so once it opens I will take a photo.

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giftedjules

It's lovely

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janetteri

Lovely colour

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Dougal

Hi @echium - my gardening is haphazard at best so I'm possibly not the best person to ask. However, We inherited this peony when we moved in 10 years ago - it just appears cn Spring, flowers and then is gone by Autumn, without a trace. Mine only ever grows to about knee high and this year, only given me 2 flowers (so far). 🌺

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angie123

I cannot get my peony plant to bloom it's healthy and over knee high any suggestions?

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coensnana

Hi I'm a new member - I have a couple of peonies one has bloomed and the other is still in bud. They can take 5 years and sometimes longer to become established and bloom in my experience. But they're worth waiting for .

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Dougal

Happy Friday GT friends! I know I'm a bit of a bore with this #peony but now it's out, isn't it a beauty!!!

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bevkb

Awesome

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krishnahairdo

They take forever and then they are stunning, hate if it rains and they flop and fall apart

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sara2309

It is lovely! I keep going out and shouting nicely at mine!

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sara2309

The one in my front garden has flowered and gone. I have t in the back that haven't opened yet.

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titchyfra

It's beautiful @Dougal

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sara2309

That should have said 5 in the back garden!

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heathernicholas

love the colour

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greengrub

Hope mine will look as beautiful when the buds open @Dougal

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mikethegardener

Hi Dougal😊

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libbylol8

Mine are just getting ready to open yours is a lovely colour

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lisafaz

Beautiful!!! I love peonies!!!!💕

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Dougal

Well here comes #peony number two... 👯

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clickchick

Gorgeous :)

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cheshire

Gorgeous, hope mine will come this year.

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mejc

Nearly there worth the wait.🐝

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brightcolours

#bud #pink

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pamski

Great photo!

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Dougal

Look at me now @ellenmarygardening 😃📷👯

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ellenmarygardening

Tah dah!!! 😆👍🏻💕 Gorgeous! Hooray! And that colour is fabulous 😃

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plants

Beautiful 🌿👍😀

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Dougal

First, rather dinky and dishevelled #peony flower! I'm liking the cut of his jib and now rather looking forward to meeting his friends 🌺🌺👍👍👌

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TeresaH

You're peonies are way ahead of mine. No blooms yet here.😞

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kathy

Mine are still tiny😟

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baileys

Wow what a beauty 🌻

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clickchick

Beautiful :)

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ontheskyline

There's no telling on opening time's one of mine opened over a week ago the other only opened yesterday? Still a amazing bloom any size👍

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mayvillas

Have just bought my first peony plant

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gardendragon

My pink one has buds but still small.

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kerimyth

Mine has only got leaves no sign of any buds yet, but keeping my fingers crossed! Lol. Xx

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cazash

Love this x

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vangie

Love the colour

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Dougal

#peonyrace update!!! - we're going great guns at the mo - so much so, Ellie wanted in!!!!

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lamaisonbleueoleron

Ellie photobombing 📷👍 looks like she on guard duty 😊

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tina

Ellie looks proud of her work 😍

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slugslayer

Guarding the newcomers, with real intensity. Bless her!!

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Dougal

Late entry into #pets

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elainec

I love this picture

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Rosa

Loving the dog cant wait for the peony to flower. Im a newbie by the way

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Dougal

Welcome @Rosa - hope you have fun. If I could offer one little tip - follow as many people as you can. They're all very lovely and the more you follow, the more help, tips, fun & inspiration you'll get!

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Rosa

Thanks dougalhead i will do. Moving house soon so hope to plan a new cottage garden so may need some help with flowers.

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pjwbushnell

You need to know direction of sun aspect in a new garden@Rosa, and plan what is there and highlight what you want to keep. And type of soil.

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brightcolours

#pets #dog

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Rosa

Not sure of the sun direction yet til we move in or soil. But cant wait for a new beginning.

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Dougal

She's on her way...

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joanboston

Love the anticipation!

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tina

No sigh of mine yet

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kathy

More forward than mine

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Dougal

might be cos I'm in Sunny Bournemouth perhaps??? #cathy #tina

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kathy

I've heard it said there's micro climate triangle around there, is it true? @dougalhead

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joanboston

Mine are like that and I'm on the northeast of England !

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mojo

Mine are further on about 8" in height already 😳 I'm sure that's not normal 🤔

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Dougal

Right, I'm thinking we need a peony race - my money's on #mojo (but quietly confident of my own chances!!!)🏇🏇🏆🏆😀😀👯

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richard.spicer.7906

😀👌🏼 #newgrowth

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Dougal

Help me identify this plant - this grows very quickly this time every year and is beautiful - can't wait for all its glory!

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joanboston

Looks like a peony does it have blousy flowers?

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Dougal

A very beautiful dark pink flower that stays for a few weeks. Looking on google I think you're right #joanboston

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ellenmarygardening

Could be peony, make sure they don't get nibbled 😊

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Dougal

How can I stop the nibbling #ellenmarygardening?

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kathy

Never had a problem with mine being munched

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brightcolours

#peony #newgrowth

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brightcolours

@ellenmarygardening 🔼

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ellenmarygardening

@Dougal how are these doing now? Peonies or perhaps Lilies? Or...munched?! 😬

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