Hello all. We are newbies to gardening, and our home has a south facing garden built on an old quarry in the Midlands (England). They say the soil is clay, whatever that means.
We've decided to begin our adventures by container gardening, and I immediately purchased peonies from the local garden shop. They remained in their original container for a month or so before we replanted to the larger container in our garden. Whilst in their original container I noticed one of the plants' leaves were slightly browning at the edges. Assuming they were potbound, we hoped that moving to a larger container would help.
Unfortunately, it has not helped and now both peony plants are browning. I've attached a few photos of both plants. The plant with browner leaves is the first one that had a problem whilst in the original container. Now I am disappointed that the second plant appears to be suffering as well.
Does anyone know what this is? I read about peony wilt, but the pictures I found online don't appear to look like the same problem. Any idea if there is anything I can do to fix this?
You must remember that peony plants are not evergreen, the leaves will change colour in the Autumn before dying back, then cut them off.
New leaves will grow in the spring. For more info see https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=671
They don't like being moved.
Re clay soil, see http://www.sussexcountrygardener.co.uk/ ... clay-soils