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  • #31
    Farendwoman Thank you!!!

    Scarlet does a happy dance and pots up a TREE PEONY!!! Fingers crossed everyone

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    • #32
      my first one is in bloom,is it any use?
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      • #33
        I’m putting some pictures of my Peonies on the Flower of the day thread as they flower. Let me know if you would like me to try and save seeds from them.
        Last edited by roitelet; 10-06-2019, 12:47 PM.
        Gardening requires a lot of water - most of it in the form of perspiration. Lou Erickson, critic and poet

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        • #34
          Well my 80 seeds for 2.99 from China just arrived - how they make a profit on these deals beats me.

          it remains now to find out if I can get any of them to germinate :-)

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          • #35
            Having looked at the seeds they seem a reasonable size, but obviously very hard and dry. So I've put them to soak and will do this for the next few days. Then it will be in to some vermiculite in zip-lock bags etc - wait 18 months, and hopefully Bob's your mother's brother.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by roitelet View Post
              I’m putting some pictures of my Peonies on the Flower of the day thread as they flower. Let me know if you would like me to try and save seeds from them.
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              The one I've seen so far is a beauty!! So yes please Roitelet

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              • #37
                Originally posted by SelkirkAlex View Post
                my first one is in bloom,is it any use?
                Yes please! If you can bear to keep the seed head it on the plant long enough to dry out.

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                • #38
                  anyone have advice on saving the seed head? I would have just waited until the petals dropped then cut the head off and put it in a paper bag to dry never doe it before

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by SelkirkAlex View Post
                    anyone have advice on saving the seed head? I would have just waited until the petals dropped then cut the head off and put it in a paper bag to dry never doe it before
                    Leave it on the plant until the seed case starts to split would be my thought - never tried it myself though, so may be wrong.

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                    • #40
                      I've never saved peony seed before either!!
                      I would keep it in the plant for as long as possible letting it dry naturally.
                      Thank you SelkirkAlex!





                      Good practice for joining in one of our seed circles ?

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                      • #41
                        I've seen the wild peony seed heads that are saved for conservation. They're left on the plant and each head splits into 3, like a chicken's foot. Each toe cracks open to reveal a row of seeds inside. These seeds were black and red and I was told that one colour was fertile, the other not. Unfortunately, I don't remember which.

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                        • #42
                          Judging by the ones I had before which grew, the black ones are the fertile ones.

                          BTW the seeds which I put to soak a few days ago have all sunk, so I think that's a good first sign.

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                          • #43
                            My reds have finished flowering. I think it's the same as you have already so am I ok to dead head?

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                            • #44
                              Yes! Safe to dead head thanks anyway Mitzi.

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                              • #45
                                Well my peonies are a cope out this year - typical. All I can offer is this chap - any good?

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