• The Canterbury couple who swapped sheep for peony power

    1 month ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    When you're a long-time traditional sheep farmer, it's a big step to growing one of the most glamorous, blowsy, brazen flowers in the business. Words & Photos: Jenny Somervell By the end of November peony grower Judith Inch confesses she will have a bad dose of ‘peony brain.' “Everyone gets it,” she says. “You are so over picking - you see them everywhere, you dream them in your sleep. You almost get to the point where you are brain dead!” The picking season for the Inch family in Oxford is short, sharp and intense, beginning in the last week of October, with most flowers picked by the...
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