Tag Archives: peony

Brave hearts, all of them!

The garden at the moment is in a state of suspended animation. A few weeks ago we had one or two sunny days, everything started growing, sending out new shoots, and then arctic winds from Russia came and burnt everything. … Continue reading

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Snow for St. Patrick?

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I got up this morning and looked out of the window…..snow, on March 17th, St Patrick’s Day! That is unheard of down here, but there was the garden covered in a thin layer of … Continue reading

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Golden Peony of the Caucasus.

The golden peony that I am talking about is of course Paeonia mlokosewitschii, which is a native of the Caucasus mountains in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Dagestan. It grows  there on rocky slopes in oak, hornbeam or beech forests, which makes … Continue reading

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Chasing the elusive blue

About 15 of my Meconopsis have flowered, but the first one came out deep purple, what a disappointment! We have got a few the bright turquoise blue that they should be but the rest were lilac, grey, pink or purple! … Continue reading

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