Buds start showing on Peony mlokosewitschii during April and I then hold my breath hoping that the weather will be kind to Molly when she flowers and that she won’t be battered by rain or wind. I felt for her on Bank Holiday Monday as she started opening, we had torrential rain, gale force winds and hail stones, was she bothered…no not at all, she took it all in her stride!
I am now waiting for all my new peonies and the peonies that were moved last year, to open their buds, hopefully soon I will have lots of gorgeous flowers to share with you. There is always something very special about “Molly the Witch” as she is the first to flower for me, she looks so delicate but if she can survive the storm we had on Monday, she must be a tough old bird, what do you think?!