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Tree Peony Tragedy!

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OK, so I’m being over-dramatic here. It’s not like my tree peonies have died or anything. In fact, this year was a great success as all three of them had a bud on for the first time ever.

But……sigh……the wind and rain came just as this one was opening and I have to ask myself…is it worth the bother? I mean all that excitement and expectation, and at the end of it all, this is what I got……

I know, the first one was lovely and I posted photos of it, but even it only managed to get almost fully open before the rain got it…..oh well, one more to come, perhaps it will do better!

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now thats a real shame for you Karen, hope the other one will be o.k. had rain here friday for the first time in weeks and a little shower today, not even made the ground damp,

17 May, 2011

 

Thanks Yorkshire. I think I shall just cut it right off rather than have it sitting soggy there, looking at me!

17 May, 2011

 

it really does not look that bad Karen, its such a shame for you,

17 May, 2011

 

Thanks Yorks! :)) I think I am a bit pms today to be honest!

17 May, 2011

 

Oh dear, someone should invent little umbrellas to fit over the top to protect them, or perhaps even a plastic hood.

17 May, 2011

 

karen its such a shame when the bad weather ruins them buit think on the brighter side, they have all flowered and maybe will be even better next year, pretty colour, guess i was lucky because i enjoyed my flower before the bad weather came back.

17 May, 2011

 

Very sad Karen but at least you can grow them I`ve never had any sucess with them at all.

17 May, 2011

 

I know nothing about these plants, Karen. Will there be a second flush of flowers later in the season? Worth keeping if that's the case! Go and have a Pimms or two ... lol! : o ))

17 May, 2011

 

I have seen my bush paeonies recover from looking like this so hold off with the secaturs. It really does not look that bad. i am hoping and praying my tree paeony does not burst in to flower while the wind is so fierce or the large flower which is waiting to open could be top heavy on the single slender stem and could break off. Yours is a lovely colour.

17 May, 2011

 

You've still got the lovely, colourful bloom....I do hope it recovers and that your third bloom fares better. It is disappointing to wait expectantly and then have the wind and rain move in.

Yep, follow Shirley's advice and have a tipple :)

17 May, 2011

 

'Think positive', Karen. Your tree paeonies all flowered - so next year, they'll do even better! Leave it on to remind you....:-)))

17 May, 2011

 

And book better weather for next year!!! :-)

17 May, 2011

 

It's lovely Karen! Even if it is a bit crumpled, and I know you just want to get the iron out, just look at it and squint your eyes a bit, and drink in that gorgeous colour...oh!... talking of drink...Pimms? Anyone? I know I heard someone mention Pimms?...Hellooo?

17 May, 2011

 

mine died and i had grown it from seed :(

my herbaceous peaonies get battered by the rain every year.

18 May, 2011

 

We wait for such a long time to see our flowers it is disappointing when things go wrong. I had one of the old fashioned Peonies in Wilby, it was 15 and always covered in buds but every year the rain flattened the flowers as they came out. The flowers were huge and heavy so just a little shower could take them down. I dug it up in the end and gave it to Janice who divided and replanted some in her garden.
Can I say that I feel a bit 'gardened out' at the minute, I just don't know where to start after work so have ended up doing nothing. There is so much wind damage and the watering every evening takes ages........Overwhelmed Annie x

18 May, 2011

 

Oh Annie! Cheer up - you've made so much progress....:-)))

18 May, 2011

 

Yes it's disappointing. The weather ruins so many things. I've had one for about 4 yrs now and not even a bud. I'm thinking of geting rid of it.

19 May, 2011

 

Don't do that Hywel. They are expensive to buy and as has been said here many times they do take a little (long) time to settle and produce flowers.

19 May, 2011

 

It's certainly taking it's time. I gave £1 for it. I could have put that towards something else.

19 May, 2011

 

That is very cheap even four years ago so it looks like it might still have had a lot of growing to do.

19 May, 2011

 

I wish it would do it then :)

19 May, 2011

 

I noticed Scotkat had a blog on her tree paeony and Bjs was saying the ones he grows from seeds take five years to come in to bloom so hang in there you might get a surprise next year.

19 May, 2011

 

Well maybe I'll give it a chance :) It's about 2 feet tall at the moment so perhaps still a baby lol

20 May, 2011

 

Gardening sometimes seems to be one long round of saying, ah well, lets hope it does better next year...and sometimes it does, so cheer up everybody.

23 May, 2011

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