Nurseryman Alec White of Befordshire’s Primrose Hall Nursery urges us to fill our gardens with peonies, that most lushly petalled beauty.

Peonies are possible the most indulgent of all flowers. Impervious to the harshest of winters they emerge soring after spring and light up the garden with masses of beautifully decadent blooms. Then, before we’ve really had time to appreciate them, they’re gone – petals scattered on the spring breeze leaving nothing but their perfume in the air … read more