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By Pdb

Lancashire, United Kingdom Gb

I’ve been cutting my peonies back today and noticed I have some fresh shoots growing already. Should I leave them showing or cover them with a little soil to protect from the cold winter.



Leave them alone. They need cold ripening to make them flower.

10 Nov, 2020


Many thanks for your prompt reply. I shall leave well alone then.

10 Nov, 2020


Yes mine are about 1" clear of the soil. I always leave them alone to get frosted.

10 Nov, 2020


Agree with the consensus. As long as it's green, it's still photosynthesizing which means more and bigger flowers in the spring.

12 Nov, 2020

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