My Peonies are all pretty much done and dusted now. I have a large one in the front garden which we inherited when we moved back in March, it flowered beautifully. We also have 2 small ones in the back garden which I "liberated" from my Grans garden! The 2 in the back havent really done much but thats fair enough because I know they sulk so I've kind of given up on them for this year. However all 3 are looking very sulky and tierd now, I don't thing the rain has helped ( I'm in Lancs)
So the question is now do I cut back all 3 so they can concentrate on getting their roots big and strong for next year? do I just let them die back and tidy up when they are all brown and shrivelled?
Also the one in the front which flowered has gone to seed, can I collect them and try growing new plants for next year? I've only ever had plants we've split before and I've always kind of let them do their own thing, however I'm planning on being in this house a bit longer than the last 3 so want to make sure my plants are happy and healthy. I've had gardens before but never really had the time or the inclination to garden in a structured way and plan out what I would like where from season to season.
Thanks in advance for your help, you've never failed me so far and it is appreciated.