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Overwhelm

Last week at Kiplin Hall, I came across these peonies in the walled garden. I was reminded of this article by the fabulous Emma Beddington that I read recently which described the rise and rise of the peony as Instagram's bloom of choice. On Instagram, the peony is unsurpassed as the flower with the most #hashtags And yet here, this titan of the flower world, was in a state of (still pretty and blousy) collapse. The rain and wind had been too much for them - the world had bec