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Floppy salvia

msqingxiaomsqingxiao North LondonPosts: 275
Hi all, after some rain recently my salvia nemerosa has flopped. What can I do with it please? Thanks!


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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,889
    You could put three canes around it and wrap some twine around the plant. 
    Or you could buy a posh plant support. 🙂
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • msqingxiaomsqingxiao North LondonPosts: 275
    Lyn said:
    You could put three canes around it and wrap some twine around the plant. 
    Or you could buy a posh plant support. 🙂
    Thanks @Lyn I'll use canes and twine then  :)
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,220
    If you have any woody prunings from other plants, that works well too.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • CharlotteFCharlotteF East Surrey, UKPosts: 337
    At this time of year my whole garden feels a bit floppy! I don't mind and couldn't be bothered to stake everything, but it does depend on your tolerance for the 'relaxed look'. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,220
    The best support comes from having other plants around them  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • CharlotteFCharlotteF East Surrey, UKPosts: 337
    That does work for most of the year. Most things are still upright, but as various things die back and stop providing much support, and the verbena everywhere gets tall and tilty, the slouchy look takes over! 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,220
    Plants here have stayed remarkably upright this year, but only because the weather's been freaky. Things have to be very well staked here at the start of the season, or they've collapsed by August  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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