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    gholbert on
    April 17, 2011
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    I'm no expert, but I think thats a good thing

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    Nikki on
    April 23, 2011
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    Late August to September is generally the most ideal time for dividing these plants.

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    Nikki on
    May 12, 2011
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    earthlady on
    May 13, 2011
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    If your rose bush isn't too large they are fairly easy to move. Make sure you dig wide around it at least 10 inches out from the main stalk all the way around. The larger the rose the further out you have to go to disturb as few roots as possible, Have your spot already dug that you want to move it to, Water it really well for the rest of the summer. As for the Peony the are easy to dig up. Dig around it the same as the rose and loosen the soil around really well as they tend to send roots sideways. I never move peonies in spring or summer. I allways wait till September. I was told by an elderly gent that you only move peonies in the fall and so far that has worked for me. Roses I have moved in the spring and the fall with good results. The trick is to disturb the roots as little as possible and don't do it on a hot sunny day. Good Luck

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    Nikki on
    May 16, 2011
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    I guess it comes down to which one you like the looks of better in that garden location. If the peonies are giving you a lot of joy, then I would move the rose bushes to another but still sunny location. The rose bushes must be floribunda roses as those tend to stay shorter. Hybrid teas or Grandifloras should have given the peonies a run for their money in the height department. I would not move the rose bushes if they are very actively growing at this time, however, as it could kill them.Transplant in early spring once the ground is workable.

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    Nikki on
    May 18, 2011
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    First of all, do not store any seed in the freezer, as this will normally kill them. The refigerator or an airtight container in a dark location would be better. That being said, peonies are usually propagated by grafting or root division. Many peonies are infertile and do not produce seeds. However, for those that do, collect the seeds as soon as the pods begin to open. Place them in a sealed plastic bag with barely moist vermiculite or soilless germination mix. Place the sealed bags in a warm area and ensure they remain moist (but not wet). Leave them in the warmth until the roots appear, which can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months.

    Once the roots appear and are about an inch long, move the bag to a cool location, such as a refrigerator, for about 10-12 weeks, after which you can pot them up in a soilless germination mix. Note: seeds can also be sown directly in the ground provided the conditions for dormancy and growth are present. However, it will usually take until the second spring before shoots appear.

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    Nikki on
    May 23, 2011
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    Any high phosphorus fertilizer, like bone meal, it good for any plant that blooms. Plants can't bloom without it.

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