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italydiva

Love all things to do with gardening 🌸🌿🌼

Paeonia lactiflora 'Bowl of Beauty'

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italydiva

Four stages of flowering on the peony today #peony #peony-bowlofbeauty #peony-bowl-of-beauty #pink

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topiarytragedy

Love peony's.

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italydiva

They’re lovely aren’t they Lucy…just a shame the flowers don’t last longer @topiarytragedy

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pelly

So lovely 💞💞💞

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topiarytragedy

Yes I wish they'd last longer too Angela @italydiva .

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italydiva

Thank you Jane 💗💗 @pelly

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juliesgarden

Ahhh🌸

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anges

Simply lovely! 💕🤍💕

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italydiva

Thank you ladies, not an unusual variety but beautiful all the same 💗🌸 @juliesgarden @anges

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hkyfvr

So very pretty 💗💕

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italydiva

Thank Diane, I just love this one 💗💗 @hkyfvr

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hkyfvr

Always welcome Angela 💗

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italydiva

Still going strong. 15 flowers in total on this one shrub this year. Some have gone over, some in bloom and some buds yet to open 💗💗 #peony #peony-bowlofbeauty #peony-bowl-of-beauty #pink

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jmlincoln

She's done very well for you this year! 💞 And has become an instant favorite of mine!

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italydiva

Thank you Jackie. She has done really well this year, she’s quite amazed me if I’m honest and is a firm favourite of mine too 💗💗 @jmlincoln

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phyl1978

Gorgeous🌺❤️

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italydiva

Thank you Phyl 💗 @phyl1978

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italydiva

Apologies, I know I’ve posted quite a few photos of these peonies but I just want to capture them before they go over 🌸 #peony #peonies #peony-bowl-of-beauty #peony-bowlofbeauty #bestofjune #bestof2021 #juneblooms

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anges

Don't apologise - you should have a canvas print made of them 🌸🌸🌸

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italydiva

Just a shame I’ve got my great big fist in the photo! 🙄😆 @anges

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hkyfvr

Never apologize. They are so lovely and brighten up my day. 💕💗🤍

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anges

😆😆

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italydiva

Aww, thank you Diane 🌸 @hkyfvr

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debs69

You have a fabulous display there 💕

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OldMansBeard

Stunning

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italydiva

Thank you Debra, I shall miss them terribly when they go over, they have been simply amazing @debs69

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debs69

I had one flower on mine 🤣 but it was a bonus, I planted it a few years ago and it just made an appearance this year 🤔

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italydiva

After being in a pot for a couple of years I planted this one in the garden early last year. It produced 3 flowers last year, this year it has eighteen buds. It might just surprise you next year. @debs69

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italydiva

Thank you Emma 💕 @OldMansBeard

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italydiva

Little Dottie chasing Monty around the garden gives some perspective in terms of the size of these peonies. I can’t get over the size of them! #peony #peony-bowlofbeauty #peony-bowl-of-beauty #petsofgardentags #petsofgt #petsofgtags #dog #fursday

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hkyfvr

Wow. Absolutely gorgeous 💗💗💕🤍

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anges

They're wonderful! #bestof2021 💕💕💕

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cowdenkyle

Definitely a bowl of beauty😍

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pelly

Absolutely stunning 💕💕💕

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italydiva

Thank you so much! They really are quite amazing 🌸🤩 @hkyfvr @anges @cowdenkyle @pelly

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hebelover

Wow 😍

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juliesgarden

Amazing 🤩

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midnightgardener

Wow!! They're amazing. Are they in full sun Angela? I've got one and think I need to move it as it's over-shadowed by a large shrub 💕💕💕

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italydiva

Evening Chris! Yes it gets full sun all day. Might be worth moving yours if it’s being overshadowed. Let me know how you get on with it 🤞 @midnightgardener

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italydiva

Absolutely blown away by the performance of this peony this year. Still got another nine buds to open 😍💕🌸 #peony #peony-bowlofbeauty #peony-bowl-of-beauty #pink #mondaymotivation #bestofjune

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godfreye

Beautiful 🤗

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hebelover

Fabulous 😄

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debs69

Floriferous 💗

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kez001uk

Never seen so many open at the same time 😲 beyond beautiful 💓🤍💓

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pelly

Stunning Angela 💕💕💕

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sinukarta

beautiful Angela 😍

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anges

Stunning Angela! I'm going to buy one of these! 💖

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hkyfvr

Amazing peonies. Wow 💗💖

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Wow I love it…🥰

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queruqui

Wow💗💗💗

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jmlincoln

Oh my!! 😍 I love them!!

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italydiva

#close-up #up-close #macro #peony #peony-bowl-of-beauty #peony-bowlofbeauty #frilly #colourcombo #natures-own-colour-combo

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pelly

Beautiful shot 🌸🌸🌸

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debs69

Gorgeous 💗

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hkyfvr

Absolutely stunning colours Angela. 👍😍😍

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kelsey92

Love it.

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ublaszko

Wow wow wow 😍😍😍

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italydiva

Thank you so much ladies 🌸🌸🌸 @pelly @debs69 @hkyfvr @kelsey92 @ublaszko

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anges

Beautiful 💖🌸💖

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hebelover

Fantastic picture 📷👌

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hkyfvr

Most welcome 🌸

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italydiva

Thank you Ange, I was really taken with the flush of delicate colouring @anges

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italydiva

Thanks Jason, it was just too pretty not to take a photograph 📷 @hebelover

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italydiva

Finally fully open…they never disappoint 💕🌸🌸 #peony #peony-bowl-of-beauty #peony-bowlofbeauty #pink

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DeborahBanks

Mine are facing the wrong way. I’m going to Wade through the garden to prop them the other way today and hopefully get a picture. They are too lovely not to look at.

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novicegardenlover

Beautiful shot and one of those #acenames

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philstalder

Wow those are amazing 🤩

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ShelleySnyder

Such gorgeousness!💘😍

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italydiva

You are so right…too pretty not to be able to enjoy them at their best. Hope you’ve been able to persuade them to show themselves to their full advantage Deborah 🌸🌸 @DeborahBanks

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italydiva

Thank you so much Susan and you’re absolutely right, it’s a great name! 🌸🌸 @novicegardenlover

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italydiva

Thank you so much Phil and Shelley. I just love these 🌸💕🌸💕 @philstalder @ShelleySnyder

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ShelleySnyder

My pleasure Angela!💘😍

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hebelover

No where close to opening here yet

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italydiva

Hopefully yours won’t be too long. Mine went from tight buds to blooms much more quickly than I was expecting. Hopefully this hot sunny weather will do the trick Jason 🤞 @hebelover

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italydiva

From 3 buds to fifteen this year! Seems it’s going to be a good year for peonies 🌸 #peony #peonies #peony-bowlofbeauty #peony-bowl-of-beauty #pink

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OldMansBeard

Beautiful 😍

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pelly

That’s done really well 💕💕💕

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italydiva

It has Jane. It looks like we’re both having a bumper year with our peonies 😀🌸 @pelly

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kelsey92

I started one early this year from a bare root from out of a bag from walmart.

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midnightgardener

Amazing, what an increase in super pink blooms 💕💕💕💕

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italydiva

Must admit I love this so much I bought a root in a bag earlier this year too. It’s got foliage but no buds. I suspect I may have to wait until next year for that one. Good luck with yours Kelsey. Look forward to seeing it bloom 🌸🌸🌸 @kelsey92

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italydiva

Thank you Chris…I’m so delighted! 🌸🌸🌸 @midnightgardener

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kelsey92

I will post it. I started it in a 6 inch pot in my greenhouse.

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anges

My mum and dad have some of these, they're beautiful 💞💞💞

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italydiva

You should get one Ange…family tradition! 🌸💕 @anges

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italydiva

Look forward to seeing it Kelsey 👍🏼 @kelsey92

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italydiva

Here she comes….my first peony of the season 🌸 #peony #peony-bowlofbeauty #peony-bowl-of-beauty

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pelly

Fabulous Angela. I'm watching my first one waiting for it to open 💞💞💞

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italydiva

Sure it won’t be too long Jane, such pretty flowers, I never get tired of seeing them in flower 🌸

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OldMansBeard

It's so pretty. I have to make room for a Peony

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italydiva

It’s definitely worth finding room for Emma, you won’t regret it. It really is beautiful ! 💕 @OldMansBeard

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OldMansBeard

It really is, the colours are gorgeous 😍

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midnightgardener

Beautiful 💕💕💓💓

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italydiva

Incase it’s of interest Emma I bought a root/tuber in a bag from Wilko’s earlier this year as I wanted another one. It’s growing nicely, plenty of foliage but no buds yet. I suspect I may have to wait until next year. Thought I’d mention it though as Wilko’s offer good value for money of you don’t want to buy a more mature plant 😊 @OldMansBeard

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anges

Beautiful! 💞💞💞

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italydiva

Thank you Ange 💕 @anges

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hebelover

Perfect 🌸

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italydiva

Thank you. I do love these 💕 @hebelover

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italydiva

Morning everyone 👋 Another lovely warm day. Forecast was supposed to be for rain but looks like it’s changed it’s mind 😀 Last year I had three flowers on this peony, so far I’ve counted fifteen buds! Is it normal to have four buds on one stem or am I supposed to cut some off? Just thinking about the weight? 🌸🌸🌸 #peony #peony-bowlofbeauty #peony-bowl-of-beauty

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anges

Morning Angela, that's going to be stunning! I use supports under mine because they can get top heavy 💖🤩

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italydiva

Believe it or not, I have got a support under there but it’s rather taken me by surprise this year…I need to get a taller one! @anges

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pelly

My Bowl of Beauty is going to flower for the first time this year, it's got five buds 😍🌸😍

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italydiva

It’ll be worth the wait Jane, the flowers are so beautiful 🌸💕😍 @pelly

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anges

Oh 😆 I don't know if you should cut the buds off or not - I wouldn't as I'd prefer lots of flowers but that doesn't mean it's the right thing to do 😃

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hebelover

Gonna look gorgeous 😍 A few buds on mine, 1st time it's flowered since moving it, need to stake them badly though **add to list for today 😄

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richard.spicer.7906

This is a lovely variety. They can be weighty though as you said, hopefully it will be ok if it doesn’t rain!

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italydiva

Have to admit I prefer lots of blooms too Ange. I think I’d rather just put extra stakes in. I shall be doing exactly the same today as you today Jason! @ange @hebelover

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italydiva

Thanks Richard. I’ve added extra staking to my “to do” list for today! 👍🏼 @richard.spicer.7906

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Morning Angela...that’s the problem with peonies, top heavy but they’re still gorgeous 💗

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italydiva

I love them Elaine. I’ll happily just keep adding extra stakes just so long as I can enjoy their fabulous flowers 🌸 🌸 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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italydiva

I’ve counted ten buds on this peony compared to only three last year. Glad to see the ants are as interested as I am! 🐜 🐜 👏👏 #peony #peony-bowl-of-beauty #ants #wildlifewednesday

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italydiva

Oops! A bit ahead of myself! Just realised it’s only Tuesday!! 🙄

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pelly

I think mine has five, not as far advanced as yours, but it will be the first time it has flowered. I'm so looking forward to seeing it 🌸🌸🌸

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italydiva

Five is a good showing for its first time in bloom Jane. Mine only had 3 last year and that was in its second year. Definitely worth the wait though. Well worth the #dressinggownwander to see these beauties 🌸🌸🤩 @pelly

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sharonhayden

Still a bit cold for a dressing gown wander for me - so don’t know how many buds mine has 🤔😂😂😂😂

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italydiva

Nothing else for it Sharon, you need to buy yourself a warmer dressing gown! 😂😂 @sharonhayden

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sharonhayden

😂😂😂😂- I’ve got a full length velour one as it is!!!

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italydiva

Time to double up! 😆😂 @sharonhayden

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pelly

Yes, it surprised me a bit, nicely though 🌸

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pelly

Man up Sharon 😂😂😂 @sharonhayden

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italydiva

😮😆😂 @pelly @sharonhayden

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anges

Great close up! 🐜🐜🐜

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italydiva

Third and final bloom this year #peony #bowlofbeauty

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I really love that one...💗🤍💗

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italydiva

Thanks Elaine 💖🤍@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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Keely

Gawjus I think this has to be my favourite variety love it even though I don't have it 💖

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jmlincoln

Its name suits it very well 👌🏻

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italydiva

It really does Jackie! Sounds as though you need one in your garden Keely 😊 @Keely @jmlincoln

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italydiva

Clever girl...snuggling up to the stake head in her battle against the wind #peonies #bowlofbeauty

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

It’s lovely....💓

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lovemygarden65

Beautiful 🌸

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Keely

Do love a frilly bloom 💕

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italydiva

Thank you, this is one of my favourites. So glad she made it through the bad weather 😊 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom @lovemygarden65 @Keely

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italydiva

Been waiting patiently for this little beauty...first bloom opening this morning with another two buds to follow #peony #pink

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queruqui

Wow. She is very beautiful 😍

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italydiva

Thank you Queru 😊 @queruqui

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anges

Gorgeous! 💕💕💕

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italydiva

Thanks Ange 😊 @anges

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Keely

That's beautiful 💞

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solly1961

Wow, stunning flower 💗🤍

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italydiva

Thank you...always think my plants look better closer up (can’t see weeds in lawn)! 😂 @Keely @solly1961

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Keely

😂😂😂

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thehardygardener

Luminous colour, amazing

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italydiva

Thanks Aly @thehardygardener

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suerichards

Glorious 💖

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italydiva

My peony getting a little help from the ants #wildlifewednesday

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pelly

They eat the nectar, they won't damage the buds 👍

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italydiva

Thanks Jane...after posting the pic I went on line to look up the ants and Peony relationship. I’ve changed my comments 😆 All is forgiven dear ants 🐜 🐜 Please...help yourselves. Enjoy! @pelly

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pelly

It's about the only time I like ants, at least it keeps them away from the doorstep 😂

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italydiva

Very true! My attitude towards them has been tainted by my many run-ins with them whilst working in the borders. You do your best to avoid them but there’s always at least one that gets the better of you! Ouch! 😣 @Pelli

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solly1961

I'm not a big fan, they are aphid farmers. Spread those little green devils from plant to plant to harvest later

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italydiva

Love it on here. Every day is a school day. I’ve just gone right off the ants again!! 😠 @solly1961

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