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When I was young I could sit in the sun all day, every day. Not any more. Don't like the cold either so, all in all, that's how I became a recluse.
Bob as you feel the same about the heat, it's not a 'ladies' thing then. Is it an age thing Bob?
Sorry, this was a thread about Poenies.
TT - you can chat and chat all day long on here to me (as long as i can see my PC) your very very welcome
You shouldn't have said that BB. You've opened the floodgates. My mum was once asked whether I had been vaccinated with a gramophone needle. Can't think what they meant
Tina, I think it's definitely an age thing. Like you, when I was young I could lie on the beach from 9-5 roasting both sides, now anything above 26°C makes me wilt! I thought I would die during 2003!
Hi folks - hope you Tree Paeony experts can advise me. Mine is in a pot, but burst into growth here in the cold damp North West of England - in January !! The lead bud and one side bud are the two that are growing, but there are other buds still dormant, I'm pleased to say.I've brought it into the coolest part of the house, but still not cool enough to stop it growing. Trouble is, it's now wilting, and some of the leaves look to be dying back. Will it survive ?
Where was it when it burst into leaf Richard? It's April now and none of mine are in leaf.
Thanks for your reply. It was out on the patio. It's 2 years old, but not flowered yet, and didn't do this last winter. Can't understand it, as it was really cold here in January (and got colder every month since !)
I think it made an error of judgement there Richard. I think it should be outside, sheltered but not in the full sun. My guess is that it won't die but it won't flower or look to good this year. That's just a guess, I've never had this happen to one of mine.
Thanks for the update, nutcutlet, and apologies for the late reply - been away with work. I'll put it back outside then, and keep everything xxxed !
Noticed one of mine, which was just a little offshoot from original, is about 2" above ground. Only moved it last year, so am well pleased that it has come through the winter.
Buds on mine just beginning to swell now
They must be tough, then, musn't they ? Wonder how mine would do planted in the soil ? It's heavy clay, and poor drainage in parts. Perhaps it's safer leaving it in the pot, as I can shelter it by the wall in winter.
Richard, both of mine are in heavy, wet clay soil and have been for the past 27 years! However, perhaps it's best to leave yours where it's safe. Would hate to find out you lost them.
Funny you should say 'them', Tina, as I did have another one (white), which was also in a pot, but died last winter. Funny, but there's been many more frosty nights this extended winter, yet this red one has sprung into growth early. How high and wide do they grow ?
Well, mine is 4ft tall and about 3ft wide. It has huge pink blooms and I love it. Just sad that the flowers don't last that long. Other one I move last year as it was right in the middle of a huge patch of day lillies and they just took over. Poor little poeny didn't stand a chance. Really thought I had lost it but was so pleased to see it poking up through the ground today. Going to take some while to get really established. I mentioned I had had it for 27 years but I forgot to say that it came out of my Dad's garden when he passed away, so I have no idea how old it is. Probably see me out!
I have tree peonies - yellow ones which have grown from the seed dropped from the pods. I pot them up and give them to friends.