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pelly

Never really gardened until I joined this community, now I'm totally hooked thanks to all the lovely people on here. 🌿🌼🌺🌻🌷🌸🌿

Paeonia lactiflora 'Festiva Maxima'

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pelly

Morning everyone 🙋‍♀️ it’s chucking it down here and set for the day according to the forecast ☔️ This is one of the last few blooms on my peony Festiva Maxima, it’s been an absolute star this year #peony-festiva-maxima #rainyday

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flof1952

Morning Jane 👋 Same here ....at least the garden will get a really good drink 🌧 May have to resort to housework at this rate 😱

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opiewan

Gorgeous bloom

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pelly

Morning Pauline, the garden will definitely approve of it. I think I’m going to do some reading on successional planting, something I’m not very good at 🙄😂 @flof1952

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pelly

Thanks Adele, they’re smaller now but still beautiful 🤍 @opiewan

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awomanonabike

That’s a beauty. Damp here too, which is good as my fish is still beached 😉😂

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juliesgarden

Yep same here jane woohoo 🙌 .. that’s very pretty 🤍🤍

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Morning Jane same here....☔️ 🤍

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sho47

Beautiful peony rose Jane 😍 Sunshine here ☀️ @pelly

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suerichards

She’s a beauty 🤍🤍

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pelly

Thanks Jacqueline 🙏 poor fish 🙄😂😂 @awomanonabike

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pelly

Morning Julie, it's definitely an indoor day ☔☔☔ @juliesgarden

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pelly

There are only about four buds left to open now, it’s just stunning 🤍 #peony-festiva-maxima #white

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dan5584

That’s incredible Jane!! Look at those gorgeous pom-poms 🤍

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BillWatson

Gorgeous

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pelly

It’s amazed me this year Dan. This is it’s sixth season, it was a gift from a friend when we moved here 🤍 @dan5584

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pelly

Thanks Bill 🤍 @BillWatson

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dan5584

It’s incredible! 🤍

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kez001uk

Incredible!!! Absolutely gorgeous 🤍

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pelly

Thanks Kerry, I'm really so chuffed with it this year 😍 @kez001uk

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auricula

Absolutely beautiful 💚💚💚💚

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pelly

Thanks Elise, I waited so long for it to open but boy, was it worth it 😍 @auricula

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juliesgarden

Wow 🤍🤍

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pelly

Thanks Julie 🤍 @juliesgarden

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pelly

#bestofmay #peony-festiva-maxima

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kez001uk

🤍🤍🤍

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pelly

Thanks Kerry 🙏 @kez001uk

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auricula

👌🏻

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ukjohnny

...wow! a real beauty Jane 😀

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solly1961

Beauty 🤍

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ublaszko

She's gorgeous 😍😍

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pelly

Thanks so much John, Mark, Elise and Urszula 😍 @ukjohnny @solly1961 @auricula @ublaszko

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pelly

Thanks so much John, Mark, Elise and Urszula 😍 @ukjohnny @solly1961 @auricula @ublaszko

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sabbanrula

Wow that’s stunning 😍🤍

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pelly

Thanks so much 🙏😍 @sabbanrula

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pelly

Can’t believe how big the blooms on this are this year #peony-festiva-maxima

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dan5584

Aren’t they just so wonderful! That’s a beauty! 🤍

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pelly

They are and this has never looked as good as it does this year Dan, thank you 😊 @dan5584

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Omg...like big marshmallows 👌🏼

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pelly

It's so soft and fluffy, I can't stop touching it Elaine 😊 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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docthrill

Huge !

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jeatacake

Incredible 😯👍

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pelly

It certainly is David 👍 @docthrill

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pelly

Isn't it just Jeff 😍 @jeatacake

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Keely

Gawjus Jane the wind took all but one of my rubra 😠

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sabbanrula

Magnificent indeed 🤍🤍

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pelly

Thanks Keely and I'm so sorry to hear that, it was a horrible couple of days 😢 @Keely

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pelly

If the gales get this I’ll cry. I’ve been willing it to open now I’m regretting it 🤍 #peony-festiva-maxima

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sabbanrula

Wow that’s magnificent 🤩🤩 I’ll join for that cry too. I hope it survives 😘

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Keely

Awe its a beauty too winds took two of mine today thankfully still got more 🌀🌀

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Stunning Jane....mine should be open in September at this rate....🥱

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pelly

It's still there Rula and a few more have opened up this afternoon, no tears yet 👍 @sabbanrula

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pelly

Oh no, sorry to hear that but glad you've got more Keely and thank you 😍 @Keely

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pelly

Thanks Elaine, I was thinking the same about this but it's opening rapidly now 👍 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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jeatacake

That's gorgeous Jane. Hope it's survived the wind 🙏

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pelly

Thanks Jeff, so far so good, a few more opened this afternoon 😍 @jeatacake

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sabbanrula

Oh thank God 🤍🤍 It’s too good to go down without a fight 💪🏻 🤍

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jeatacake

Great news Jane 😊 Still very windy here 😐

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pelly

It's fighting Rula 👍 @sabbanrula

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pelly

Morning everyone, my #mondaymotivation is to see this beauty in flower again, hopefully it won’t be long now. Have a lovely day 🙋‍♀️🤍 #peony-festiva-maxima

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auricula

Morning Jane Bit calmer here this morning, that’s looking very promising😊

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shaz831

#upclose #greatphoto 📷👍

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jpea

Morning Jane, lot of promise there 🙋‍♂️

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pelly

Morning Elise 🙋‍♀️, it is thank goodness, yesterday was horrible. It seems to have been promising for ever, it’s about time it got on with the job!! Not that I’m impatient you understand 🙄😂 @auricula

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pelly

Thanks Shahbaaz 😍🙏 @shaz831

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flof1952

Morning Jane. They do seem to stay in bud for weeks don't they. Enjoy your day 👋😃

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Jasonsparkes1

Morning Jane ☕ She's getting there

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anges

Morning Jane 🙂 That'll be worth waiting for 💕👌 just looked back on your photos for this one. Is it scented?

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pelly

They do seem to like teasing us Pauline 🙄😂😂 @flof1952

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pelly

Morning again Ange, it’s a beautiful one but not scented 🤍 @anges

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pelly

Hopefully not too much longer. I’m just glad it didn’t open yesterday 😱 @Jasonsparkes1

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pelly

Starting to show her true colour. This has 40 or more buds now in her third year #macro #peony-festiva-maxima 🤍

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I love this one....😍

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pelly

Me too, I can’t wait for it to flower 🤍 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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auricula

Can I see some white in there Jane? 💚

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pelly

You can Elise, it's a white one with an occasional streak of pink. If you swipe left you can see it 👍 @auricula

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awomanonabike

So many buds! How exciting 😃

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pelly

Hopefully it will flower for a while as the buds are all sizes too Jacqueline 🤞 @awomanonabike

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awomanonabike

Sounds perfect 👌

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jeatacake

Wow! Can't wait to see the whole thing in flower 😯

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midnightgardener

Ooh nice! Should be impressive 😊😊♥️♥️

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pelly

Neither can I Jeff, it’s grown so much since last year 🤍 @jeatacake

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pelly

I hope so Christine 🤍 @midnightgardener

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pelly

Lots of buds on this one again, no ants yet though #peony-festiva-maxima

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kez001uk

Great foliage 😍

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pelly

Thanks Kerry, it’s a pity it doesn’t stay this colour, it would look amazing with it’s white flowers 🤍💗 @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@pelly oh it would 😍 nice it puts on a show even before it flowers though 😁

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pelly

Definitely ❤️ @kez001uk

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davyc

Just realised this was foliage and not the bloom!!

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pelly

Morning everyone, have a super Saturday #signsofspring #peony #peony-festiva-maxima 🙋‍♀️❤️

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Jasonsparkes1

Morning Jane 🌱 I still have a Peony to get out of the packet into the ground yet 😁 Need the rain to stop so I can sort the bed out

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Morning Jane...a bit wet here ☹️ hope it gets better...

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pelly

Morning Jason, it’s just about stopped here now. I hope you manage to get it done, they are such beautiful plants 🙋‍♀️😍 @Jasonsparkes1

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pelly

Morning Elaine, it’s supposed to brighten up a bit soon 🙋‍♀️🤞 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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anges

Morning Jane, thanks and you too 🙂

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auricula

Morning Jane 🙋🏼‍♀️very damp here hoping for better things later😊

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juliesgarden

Morning Jane..it’s wet 😢😢, hope it’s better up there !😊

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pelly

Morning Ange, thank you 🙋 @anges

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pelly

Morning Elise, I hope so too @auricula 🙋👍

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pelly

Morning Elaine @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom 🙋

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pelly

Morning everyone, have a fabulous #foliagefriday #peony #peony-festiva-maxima #foliage 8/11/19 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️

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auricula

Morning Jane 🙋🏼‍♀️lovely Autumn colour🍁🍂

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anges

Morning Jane, you too 🍄🧚‍♀️🍄

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pelly

Morning again Elise, it’s a great one for that and the last of my peonies to disappear @auricula 😍😍

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pelly

Thanks Ange @anges 😊😊

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jpea

Morning Jane, you too 👋👋

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juliesgarden

Morning Jane 🍁🍂

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suerichards

Morning Jane, have fabulous weekend in London. We will have to arrange to meet up in the Spring or get a few of us around here 🥰

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pelly

Morning Julie @juliesgarden 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️

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pelly

Morning Sue, thank you, we’re going on to Euro Disney on Sunday with our daughter, partner and grandchildren on Sunday, no rest for the wicked eh? 😂😂 @suerichards and a meet up would be great 👍👍

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Morning Jane...enjoy the big smoke....👋🏼

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pelly

Morning Elaine, thank you 👆👆 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom 😄😄

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pelly

#peonylove #peony #peony-festiva-maxima 6/6/19

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jadojado29

Evening Twin @pelly Wonderful 😍 or have you been put on the garden with the squirty cream 😂😘

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suerichards

Absolutely gorgeous 😍👌

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pelly

Thanks Sue, I think so too, this is it’s fourth year now and second year flowering @suerichards 😍😍

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pelly

Evening Suzie, no I haven’t been put on the garden with squirty cream. Sorry but that really made me laugh #suzieism @jadojado29 😂😂😘

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pelly

Thanks Elaine and Jacqueline, it’s been a long wait but I now have eight flowers and quite a few buds. This is year four and its second year flowering, it’s just getting better and better @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom @awomanonabike 😍😍

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bandicoot

Worth the wait then! 😍

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awomanonabike

#patienceisavirtue 😉 It looks wonderful Jane. Well done!

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pelly

Definitely James @bandicoot 👍👍

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pelly

Thank you Jacquline, it does @awomanonabike 😍😍

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pelly

Peony update, at long last it’s opened and there are several others not far behind. I feel the need to celebrate but it’s a bit early for wine, so I’ll have to settle for a coffee!! #peony #peony-festiva-maxima #open-at-last 5/6/19 🎉🎊☕️

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flof1952

Morning Jane. I have just 1 bloom too ....they seem to have been in bud for months don't they!! Enjoy your celebratory coffee 👋😯☕

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tash74

It's delicious!! Definitely want some more peonies for next year. I'm off to put the kettle on too ☕

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pelly

Morning Pauline, thank you and it certainly has been a long wait but worth it in the end. @flof1952 😍😍

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pelly

Thanks Tash. I put two new ones in last year and one this year. This one took three years to flower @tash74 😍👍

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Denise16

Worth the wait🤗

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pelly

Oh definitely @Denise16 😍😍

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juliesgarden

Yaaay 👌🙌

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pelly

Oh yes Julie @juliesgarden 😄😄

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anges

That's a lovely one 😊

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bandicoot

Morning! 👋😁 Glad it's opened for you!

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dan5584

Morning Jane! Absolutely love the shards of pink on this one, I really must get! 💗

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pelly

Peony progress, the petals around the outside are loosening up. Oh the anticipation!! #peony #peony-festiva-maxima #anticipation #motivationmonday 3/6/19

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jadojado29

Morning again Twin @pelly I can see movement from the other day 😂 the saga of the peony 😂😬😘

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pelly

I think today is the day Suzie @jadojado29 🤔😘

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jpea

Morning Jane, hope it happens today for you 🤞

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Morning Jane...if it’s any thing like my pink ones you’ll still be here next week...🙄😴

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cazash

I am waiting for two off mine to come out can’t wait to see them again 🐾

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awomanonabike

It’s making me hungry. Looks like a scoop of raspberry ripple ice cream 🍦😋

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tiger123

She'll be a beaut Jane! 👏🏻💕

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pelly

Thanks Jeremy, me too @jpea 👍👍

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pelly

Morning Elaine, oh don't say that!!! @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom 😀😀

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godfreye

It’s going to be a beautiful flower Jane 🤗

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pelly

Me neither Carol @cazash 👍👍

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pelly

Peony update, maybe today? #peony #peony-festiva-maxima 2/6/19

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hagar

Morning Jane 😎🌵😊

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Jasonsparkes1

My money's on tomorrow

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pauline33

Morning Jane it’ll be worth the wait 😊🌸🌸🌸

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joannie.a

Or then again, maybe tomorrow.

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Wow Jane it’s like an ice cream 🍦 raspberry ripple 💋

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pelly

I bloody hope so Jason!!! @Jasonsparkes1 😂😂

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pelly

Morning Pauline, it definitely will, it's beautiful @pauline33 😍😍

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pelly

Or even the day after that at the rate it's taking to open Joan @joannie.a 🙄😂

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pelly

Just make sure you don't eat the ant Elaine @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom 🙄😀

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jeatacake

I think the ant is hoping for real ice cream & raspberry sauce 🍨🐜

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pelly

😂😂😂 @jeatacake

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pelly

Still waiting #peony #peony-festiva-maxima #still-waiting 1/6/19

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jadojado29

Morning Twin @pelly Yep I’m still waiting as well (yawn) wish it would hurry up 😂. Hope you have a lovely weekend 😘

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pelly

Morning Suzie, it’s getting annoying now!! 😂 have a lovely one too. Off to our daughters this afternoon for a bbq as it’s Emily’s fourth birthday today @jadojado29 💗💗😘

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jadojado29

Oh Wow is Emily 4 today, that’s gone quick Happy Birthday 🥳 Emily, hope you have a Fabulous day. Enjoy your BBQ Twin @pelly lovely weather for it 🌞😘

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pelly

I’ll tell her Suzie, thank you and I don’t know where those years have gone @jadojado29 🤔😘

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pelly

Whenever you’re ready.............please!! #peony #peony-festiva-maxima #waitingwaitingwaiting 23/5/19

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gjones

Interesting flower bud but you know it'll be beautiful when it opens up😊

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auricula

Oh my word that shows such promise🥰

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pelly

It’s the most beautiful flower, pure white with tinges of pink Katy and Elise @gjones @auricula 💕💕

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greenhouse

How exciting

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jadojado29

Morning Twin @pelly just had a look at this what an Amazing flower 😍( when it eventually opens ) if it was mine I would be going crazy with the waiting 😜. Hope you have a lovely day Sun out here going to be another nice one 😘

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pelly

Morning Suzie, you’re right, it is driving me crazy!! It’s a glorious day here too, enjoy the sun @jadojado29 ☀️☀️😘

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telswirld

😉😂

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rachelbrooks

Well if it’s like Sarah Bernhardt she’ll be in no rush 😂

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Jasonsparkes1

Mine no where near, still just small buds

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pelly

Exactly Terri @telswirld 🙄😂

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pelly

Morning everyone, have a great Bank Holiday Monday 🙋‍♀️ This bud has been teasing me for ages now, I’m so looking forward to seeing it again, it flowered for the first time last year and is absolutely loaded this year #peony #peony-festiva-maxima 6/5/19

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flof1952

Morning Jane. Mine are at the same point ....so slow to open aren't they? Have a super Monday 👋🙂

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Jasonsparkes1

Morning Jane ☕ Gonna look fabulous

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pelly

Morning Pauline, they do and I haven’t seen as many ants on them this year either @flof1952 🤔🤔

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pelly

Morning Jason, I hope so @Jasonsparkes1 😃😃

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Keely

Morning Jane looking good will be lovely when its bloomed

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clare2611

Morning Jane, great photo 🙂

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pelly

Morning Keely, I hope so, if I remember correctly it only had three or four flowers last year so it should look much better @Keely 😍😍

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pelly

Morning Clare, thank you @clare2611 😃😃

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jpea

Morning Jane, I moved mine at the end of last year so wasn't expecting much at all but it's really shot up. It's a very late flowering one so well have to see at the end of the month

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pelly

Morning Jeremy, hopefully it will. One of my new ones from last year has a solitary bud, so you never know @jpea 🤔🤔

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sho47

Looks like a beautiful Peony Jane 😍 Mine are a wee bit later but definitely #worthwaitingfor @pelly 😃💕

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pelly

There are lots of buds on this gorgeous Peony, this will be its second year flowering and I’m so looking forward to seeing again. Have a wonderful day everyone 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️. #paeony #peony #peony-festiva-maxima #buds 11/4/9

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suerichards

What lovely foliage too 😍

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jyotu

Cool 😍

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flof1952

Morning Jane. Looking very promising ....further advanced than mine 🤗👍🏻

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pelly

I know, it’s a shame it doesn’t stay this colour, it would look fabulous with the white flowers @suerichards ❤️❤️

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pelly

Thanks Jyoty @jyotu 😊😊

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pelly

Morning Pauline, I must admit I was surprised to see the buds already, this one has shot up so quickly @flof1952 😍😍

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jyotu

Your welcome 😊😊

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jpea

Morning Jane, you too. Mine is only halfway grown but then it's very late to flower 🙂🙋‍♂️🙋‍♂️

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pelly

Morning Jeremy, it’ll catch up soon I’ve no doubt @jpea 😍👍

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greenhouse

Lovely foliage further advance than mine😀

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Morning Jane I must have late ones....I only have one in bud the others are just through...😕

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pelly

#newgrowth #peony #peony-festiva-maxima this looks like it's going to be massive this year 😄😄

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jendren

Well it’s obviously living up to it’s name Jane!

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pelly

I hope so Nicola, it flowered for the first time last year @jendren 🌸🌸

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pelly

Morning everyone, have a super Tuesday #beautyindecay #peony 20/11/18

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anges

Morning Jane, you too ☺👋

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joanboston

Morning Jane, have a good day

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jpea

You too Jane 🙋‍♂🙋‍♂

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pelly

Morning Ange, Joan and Jeremy, thank you @anges @joanboston @jpea 😍👋

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Jasonsparkes1

Morning Jane ☕

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pelly

Morning Jason @Jasonsparkes1 👋👋

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Morning Jane 🙋🏼‍♀️

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pelly

Afternoon Elaine @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom 👋👋

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pelly

#foliagefriday

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pelly

#peony

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janric

Gorgeous

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lexijane

That’s so lovely 😊😍

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greenfinger14

Gorgeous 😍

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pelly

Thanks Jan and Lexi, unfortunately it’s finished now but I had to post it as it’s been so lovely @janric @lexijane 😘👍

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jadojado29

Love this one Jane @pelly 😍😘

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pelly

Me too Suzie @jadojado29 😍😍

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rachelbrooks

Love the touch of pink 💕

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pelly

Got to love a touch of pink Rach, it somehow just finishes it off @rachelbrooks 😍😍

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rachelbrooks

👌🏼💕

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struddles

Nice & fluffy😍

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Keely

Love this so frilly 😍👌

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pelly

😱😥

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sadieberg

What happened?

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AlisaJ

Oh no Jane! What caused that do you think? An animal? 😢 still some lovely other flowers next to it 👌🏼

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awomanonabike

All good things must pass - but it’s a bu**er when they do 😬

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Jasonsparkes1

That's a shame

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pelly

I don’t know, maybe a bird landed on it. It was fine twenty minutes before @sadieberg @AlisaJ 🤔🤔

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pelly

My words were a bit stronger than that Jacqueline @awomanonabike 🤬🤬

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lexijane

😱😒

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Keely

Oh noooo, I caught a squirrel digging in my best foliage pot this morning, very rarely get squirrels in I think @charlotte has shood hers up to mine after digging up her flower 😬😣

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awomanonabike

I’m sure they were 😂Yesterday I watched the petals falling off a peony flower I had cut and put in a vase. It took all of 5 mins. Seriously. Looks like you have lots of other flowers you can still enjoy

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midnightgardener

@pelly Oh no that's awful something landed on it or brushed past it. Maybe one of those daft wood pigeons! Hey gather for their meetings in my garden and ohhh the mess they make. 💩everywhere! Dirty blighters. I hope you're having better luck with it now 😊😊❤❤

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pelly

Just because I can. 🌸🌸

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rachael27

Ah so pretty I love peonies, no buds on mine yet and it didn’t flower last year so hopefully see something soon 🤞🏻

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struddles

That's a lovely meringue you got their Jane.😊just joking it's beautiful.x

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pelly

This is just coming into its third year and it’s the first time it’s flowered Rachel. They like to take their time @rachael27 👍👍

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pelly

Don’t apologise, you’re right and I love meringue Lorna @struddles 😂👍

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jadojado29

I have just planted one this year Jane @pelly not expecting it to flower for a couple of years but at least it’s growing well. Love this one of yours it’s a Beauty 😍👌😍

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pelly

Thank you Suzie, I’ve planted three new ones this year @jadojado29 👍👍

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fuschia

Oooh raspberry ripple comes to mind 😃

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lexijane

Whoah!!! That’s a beauty 😍😍

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rachael27

I’ll have to be more patient!

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pelly

Isn’t she Lexi, I’m in love @lexijane ❤️❤️

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cyndi

So beautiful

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pelly

Well she decided to open whilst we were away just as I knew she would, but it was the first thing I looked for as I came through the gate and I wasn’t disappointed, she’s gorgeous. Does anyone know which one she is please #plantid 😍😍

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Denise16

Wow what a beauty!

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cyndi

Could this be 'Festiva Maxima’ Herbaceous Peony

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bandicoot

Wowzers!! 😄 💟

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charlotte

Beautiful

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midnightgardener

Yup I agree with Mr Bandicoot, wowsers!!😊😊❤❤

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pelly

Isn’t she Denise @Denise16 😍😍

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pelly

Wowzers indeed James and Christine, this is her first time flowering so I didn’t know what to expect @bandicoot @midnightgardener 😍😍

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pelly

Thank you Charlotte, she truly is @charlotte 👍😍

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lexijane

Wowwee that’s gorgeous 😍😍😍

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midnightgardener

@pelly A lovely surprise to greet you on your return how nice!!😊😊

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pelly

Just had a look Cyndi and yes that’s it. Thanks so much @cyndi 😘😘

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pelly

A very good morning peeps, day one of nine days off, and it finally looks like this beauty will soon be open. Have a great day everyone 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️

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bandicoot

Morning Jane 👋 😀

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Keely

That's looking great Jane love the white ones 👌😄 morning

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jpea

Morning Jane, you too 🙋‍♂️🙋‍♂️

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pelly

Morning James @bandicoot 👋👋

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pelly

Thanks Gary, I will @scaryskates 👍👍

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pelly

Morning Keely, I didn’t know what colour it was as it was a gift from a friend, she gave me four different ones but didn’t label them. Unfortunately the others failed @Keely 👋 👋

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pelly

Morning Jeremy, thank you @jpea 👋👋

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nessas

Wohooo enjoy your time off Thelma ooo she’s going to be a beauty 💟💟

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pelly

Thanks Louise I will, and yes it looks like she will be @nessas 👍👍

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Morning Jane enjoy....👍🏼

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juliesgarden

Morning Jane, enjoy your time off 🙌☺️

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pelly

An alien? 🤔🤔

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jendren

Take me to your leader 👽

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kimguy

They're here👽 @pelly

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rachelbrooks

Watch out Charlotte! 😜 (I think it’s a peony Jane...🤔😉🌸) @charlotte

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charlotte

I have seen Stranger Things than that Rachel 😂😂😂 @rachelbrooks

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pelly

Yes it is Rach, it was one of the first plants I put in this garden and it was a bare root from a friend, this will be the first time it’s flowered, I am over the moon. 😍😍 @rachelbrooks

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pelly

@jendren @kimguy 😂😂😂

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rachelbrooks

You’ve stranger socks Charlotte! 😉 @charlotte

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rachelbrooks

Aww that’s lovely Jane. It’ll go from strength to strength now ❤️

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ShelleySnyder

My mother once gave me a red peony and told me it could take up to 7 year before it bloomed after transplanting, I of course was very young and thought no way is it going to take that long! Seven years later it bloomed white! Which was disapointing because it was up against a white fence, but after a few years it did turn very dark red😄 sadly I don't have it anymore!💘😍

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pelly

I'm sure it will @rachelbrooks 😍😍

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pelly

Wow, seven years, such a shame you don't have it still Shelley, this is just going into its third year and first year of flowering @ShelleySnyder 😍😘

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pelly

This Peony was one of the first things I planted in my garden when we moved in May 2015, it was a gift from a friend and it has buds for the first time. I don’t know which it is and I don’t care, over the moon is an understatement 😍😍

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leno

Keep us posted 😍👍

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rachelbrooks

Ah that’s great! How exciting Jane! 🙌🏼🙌🏼

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Denise16

Fantastic, obviously keep us updated 🤗 Ooh I wonder if you'll see ants on it soon, they are harmless to it.

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pottybird42

Loving the foliage colours!

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jendren

Great news Jane. Can’t wait to see it bloom 🌸🌺

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

High five..✋🏼

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pelly

Believe me I will Leno @leno 😂😂

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pelly

Silly isn’t it Rach, but this one is so important to me @rachelbrooks 🙄😂

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pelly

I definitely will Denise, you’ll soon be thinking STOP now @Denise 😂😂

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pelly

Me too Gillian thanks @pottybird42 👍👍

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pelly

Me neither Nicola @jendren 😍😍

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pelly

I’ve been weeding and found a few plants popping up including this one. It’s coming into its third year now so I’m really hoping to see some flowers this time. It’s appeared much earlier than last year too. 😍😍

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awomanonabike

Can I suggest you clear away some of the mulch? A local pro-peony grower told me the most common reason for a peony not flowering is covering the plant with mulch #peony-advice 👍👌😊

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pelly

Consider it done, thank you again Jacqueline @awomanonabike 👍😘

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awomanonabike

😂😂 You’re welcome

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karolinas

@pelly @awomanonabike that’s good to know!

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jadojado29

Wow Jane @pelly you have an awful look coming up in your garden, going to look Gorgeous 😍😘

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pelly

Thanks Suzie, I hope so, it just looks a bloody mess at the moment!! @jadojado29 😱😱

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jadojado29

God Jane @pelly come round mine Mess is an understatement so much to cut back why on earth did I plant all these shrubs that grow so big then think it’s a good idea to have 2 willow trees in the garden amongst everything else, if only I knew then what I know now 🤪 oh well will keep me busy for a few weeks sorting it all out as I’m sure yours will 😘

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pelly

That's one issue I don't have, trees, apart from the one in the front garden. With my garden not being too big I'm being very choosy about what shrubs I plant as I don't want anything that grows too big Suzie. Don't forget that mine is a relatively new garden so I can make these choices, whereas if we'd been here a long time I'd probably be in the same situation as you. I would love to see your garden one day, it looks beautiful. @jadojado29 😍😘

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jadojado29

Honestly I don’t know why I have so many trees Jane @pelly 6 in total & I would say my garden is possibly the same size of yours not much bigger. Oh Jane would love it & of course to meet up with you would be fantastic we will get there sooner rather than later 😍😘

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pelly

Can't you get to the Harrogate Spring Show Suzie? There's a few of us meeting up there? @jadojado29 🤔🤔

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jadojado29

Would love to go Jane @pelly but think the only way I would be able to do is by train I’m not very good on trains for some unknown reason I always seem to get on the train going in the opposite direction to what I want to go in & that is true 😂😘

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pelly

#tuesdaychoice #peony Best I can do. This is just coming into its third year. It looks very healthy but still no buds. Oh well, maybe next year. 😊😊😊

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katgreen

@pelly this happened to mine and I read that I may have planted it too deep so I lifted it nearer to the surface and have flowers every year now, might be worth a try, I decided I had nothing to loose 😄

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Denise16

@katgreen that's interesting, I have one that doesn't bud too. It's very close to a bhuddia so I presumed that was the reason. I was worried about moving it but maybe I'll try🤔

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Denise16

@katgreen oops correct spelling is Buddleia

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katgreen

@Denise16 well I decided with mine if it was never going to flower I had nothing to loose so it was worth it for me and it paid off 😊

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pelly

The friend who gave me it told me the same thing Kathryn, so I assume I planted it correctly, but it's worth a try. Thanks @katgreen 👍👍👍

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susieg

I think they can take a few years before they flower too.

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pelly

I know Susie, I think it's just wistful thinking. At least it looks healthy, that's the main thing 😀😀😀 @susieg

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Denise16

@katgreen I've taken the plunge and moved it 🙈 so fingers crossed. It's only small, poor things roots seemed to be taken over by the huge buddleia next to it.

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susanhumphrey333

Same here Jane 🙄

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lizziereed

There's still time yet

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katgreen

@Denise16 fingers crossed. Probably won't see flowers this year with the move but hopefully in the near future 😊

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