Newly discovered peonies, now what?
DH and I moved into his folk's home back in November. Due to health problems they had to move closer to medical facilities. Their property hadn't been maintained for several years and I just discovered two clumps of peonies struggling to come up through the thick grass and blackberry canes. I cleaned up as much as I could, but the grass roots are still thick around the peony stems and the stems are about 12"-15" tall and spindly/tender looking.
I was reading that this is about the time to fertilize them, but working granular fert into the soil around them would likely damage them. Could I just give them a shot of liquid fert(MG type)now and work at loosening the soil later in the season? I've never grown peonies before. Any advice is appreciated.