Posted: 24/11/2014 at 23:59
Mike, I have moved peonies for them to flower the following year. The secret is to plant them shallowly I think, for the sun to bake the roots.
Getting rid of? Lily of the valley, an old cornus elegantissima that occupied space but never looked as happy as another I have elsewhere, (a group,of echinaceas, calamagrostis and geums will replace), and a tired yellow juniper that never really lived up to its billing (again perennials and grasses here). A large convolvulous cneorum too, although quite lovely esp in spring and summer, is beginning to show its age despite pruning efforts to re-invigorate it, will probably fall victim to a sudden whim over this winter. Oh! And a dwarf pine too is beginning to disenchant me. Pinus Winter Gold though tempts me instead