I was in for a delightful surprise when I saw peonies coming into bloom last week in my little garden. We do get winter peonies however it's quite rare to get peonies in full bloom in October. So before the frost does them damage, I had to pick them and arrange it in a vase for my dining table. Peonies are fabulous as wedding flowers and many brides love them. I certainly love to adorn wedding tables and bridal bouquets with lush peonies when they are in season. Living in Buckinghamshire, I am lucky to have a garden where I can grow just a few stems a year to enjoy all for myself.