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I would love to grow 'Molly the witch' Peony. Does anyone have one?

Happy to swap for single cerise Peony with yellow centre.

Comments (8)

  1. Grower

    Rachel the Gardener

    Whereabouts are you, Annette? I lifted and moved a super-large one for a Client last year, and potted up a lot of the small leftover sections. I still have two of them left... but you might prefer to wait for someone else who might have a bigger one available, as these tiddlers might take another year before they flower.

    • I would love to grow 'Molly the witch' Peony. Does anyone have one?
  2. Grower

    Annette Collins

    Hi Rachel, I am at 67 Mirfield Road, Witney (Smiths estate) but would be happy to collect if you are close. You could then see my single cerise one.
    Many thanks,
    Annette

  3. Grower

    Rachel the Gardener

    Hi Annette, great, you're not far from me - I'm sure we can arrange something. I'll send you a direct Message, and in the meantime I'd suggest you edit or delete your comment above, as it's probably not a good idea to give out your address on the internet?

  4. Grower

    Jim Edwards

    Hey up girls, Molly the witch reminds me of that article on the black elder last year. Do post a photo of Moll in flower, here this week in flower is "bowl of beauty" and a double white I can,t remember the name of?

    • I would love to grow 'Molly the witch' Peony. Does anyone have one?
    • I would love to grow 'Molly the witch' Peony. Does anyone have one?
  5. Grower

    Rachel the Gardener

    Hi Jim, one of my Clients has Bowl of Beauty, I have to say that I'm not that impressed with it: each flower looks amazing for five minutes, then they fall apart and look tattty. Also, it's right next to a Rosa mundi versicolour, and the two shades of cerise shriek at each other!

  6. Grower

    Winifred Field

    I love peonies too, but mine have not born much flower this year. Any ideas what may be the cause and if I should treat them to something!

  7. Grower

    Jim Edwards

    Winifred paeonia are a bit like climbers they like their roots shaded and their flowers popping up into the sunlight. Also susceptible to wind damage.
    So I plant mine at the front base of the border and protect by other shrubs just behind. Even so the heavy rains of late have done some knock down of the flower heads which of course are always quite heavy to maintain their support standard. I prefer to let them have their own way rather than stake (who wants to see stakes)?
    Take a photo of where your,s are planted and what the base ground and soil are like, some mulch may be required to cool the base.
    Rachel I spend days , no weeks sometimes longer when planning a plant landscape, evergreen or deciduous, time of flowering, autumn winter interest, can I put a climber through it? The list goes on and never seems to end, but colour clash is easily avoided. All is not lost the peony can be lifted and split in the closed season and bowl of beauty is also fragrant so take advantage.
    Good luck
    Jim

    • I would love to grow 'Molly the witch' Peony. Does anyone have one?
    • I would love to grow 'Molly the witch' Peony. Does anyone have one?
  8. Grower

    Rachel the Gardener

    Jim, I appreciate your suggestion to move the peony, but it's not my garden! The Client loves it, so I have to grit my teeth and smile - although I still think the colours are a horrible clash!

    I'm interested that you praise the scent of Bowl of Beauty, I can't say I have ever noticed any sort of scent from it. I shall sniff carefully, when I'm there next week!


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