It’s Show Stopper Time
Like old precious silk, rumpled and shining with an inner glow, the first tree peonies have commenced flowering. Perhaps the top billing must go to the huge black and red “Black Pirate” a Chelsea Flower Show indulgence from years ago.. Often there are enough of these flamboyant flowers to place them down a long table lit by candlelight. For me it is the most magnificent sight ever, but look everywhere now and the buds of all the peonies are about to give us utter joy.

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