I have a two year old tree peony which has yet to flower. How can I encourage some blooms?
Tree peonies can be slow to flower as they need to be well established to produce blooms. As with most plants they have their likes and dislikes. When planting in the ground make sure the graft is around 10cm below the ground surface. Peonies won’t thrive in waterlogged soil; choose a sunny spot away from cold where the soil is moist, but well-drained. Like roses, peonies are heavy feeders; give them a high potash fertiliser during the growing season to encourage your plant to produce flowers. I’m sure when it does it will have been well worth the wait.