BBC gardener Mark Lane details big mistake to avoid – get ‘more and bigger flowers’ – Express


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Express. Home of the Daily and Sunday Express. HOME News Showbiz & TV Sport Comment Finance Travel Entertainment Life & Style Life Garden Style Property Health Tech Food Diets Cars PEONIES are incredibly popular for their large pink blooms - how can you get the most out of yours? Gardening: Peony mistake from gardener Mark Lane - ‘more and bigger flowers’ (Image: MARK LANE DESIGNS/GETTY) Sign up for FREE now for hacks, market analysis, inspiration and more Invalid emailWe use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More infoGorgeous pink peonies brighten up any garden and home. Now is an excellent time to plant peonies to enjoy. Gardening: Now is an excellent time to plant peonies to enjoy (Image: MARK LANE DESIGNS)"When you look at a peony, if you look down so close to the floor level in the pot, you will see what's called eyes, where little buds are coming out."Peony eyes grow into the stems, leaves and flowers of the plants.Mark explained: "These buds only need to be planted anywhere between three and five centimetres below the soil."If you do that, then they'll come back year after year, and you'll get more flowers and also bigger flowers to appear."DON'T MISSLast chance October gardening jobs: Pruning and sweet peas [INFLUENCER] How to kill slugs: Mark Lane's trick to eradicate pests [TIPS] ‘Do it now’: Monty Don shares what vegetable seeds to sow now [INSIGHT] Peonies are best planted in full sun, as long as your garden does not get too hot.Try to plant them where they will be sheltered from frost.Peonies like moist but well-drained soil.But, peonies aren't the only gorgeous blooms gardeners can plant this time of year. Gardening: What to sow in your garden in November (Image: EXPRESS.CO.UK)Plants to plant in NovemberPansiesDaffodilsSnapdragonHyacinthKaleOrnamental cabbage Gardening: There is a common mistake made with peonies, Mark warns against (Image: GETTY)Mark also recently shared his DIY leaf mould remedy to kill weeds and feed plants. Mulch is a thick substance made of broken-down organic material, such as leaf mould.The mulch itself also feeds the soil, improving the quality of the soil and then the plants.It also blocks light to the weeds, killing them and allowing them to spread their beneficial nutrients into the soil.
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