Wind damaged Buddlea

image Its partially snapped near the base. When trees/shrubs are in full leaf they provide more resistance to the wind don't they. Its still got a lot of blooms so hopefully it might still survive.


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,692

    It's a common problem when they're so hefty at this time of year Fishy. image

    I've sometimes taped broken bits back in place with electrical tape or gaffer tape. As long as there's enough contact between both bits that break, and the split's not too severe, they usually make it. 

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    It's rubbish Fishy isn't it???  I've lost 4 Cosmos already, including my long awaited pink one which had only just started flowering, and am expecting more damage as the wind is getting stronger.....there are Begonia flowers all over the lawn that have blown off but thankfully no broken leaves yet image

  • Mrs GMrs G Posts: 336

    I've got a Hazel and Silver Birch taking a battering, I just hope the greenhouse survives.

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,013

    image So sorry to hear that FG and OL....wind really is the most troublesome of weathers and more so if we've watched something grow all summer only to see it flattened. Sorry about your pink cosmos OL image

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,013

    Mrs G image

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,013

    Yes but you are older and wiser than us Verdun image

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    I realise that now Verdun.....I will know for next year image I had read conflicting advice when I planted them out and pinched some out but not others, and obviously not the pink one ( which I didn't know was pink )

  • Today's strong winds have 'beheaded' some of the larger hydrangea 'mopheads' and toppled the taller runner & climbing French bean obelisks. By tying the outdoor tomatoes to each other (& nearby trees!) they are at lest no worse than 30 degrees off vertical! I'll settle for that at the present.

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,013

    Well two thirds of the buddlea has had it.However,every silver lining has its cloud.The wallflowers I planted there earlier this year were getting precious little sunlight and surviving but that's all. They should do much better now....

    I've got some outdoor tomatoes too David,though luckily are in a sheltered spot.Good luck with yours image

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,168

    Fishy, you could cut down a buddlea to the ground and it would bounce back with knobs onimage

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,013

    That's true artjak image Isn't it right they originate from the Himalayas? Growing in the UK must be a doddle for them.

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge Posts: 2,397

    I caught my white profusion in the gate and ripped a lower branch off...wish I could blame the buddlea stems in a vase inside now- they seemed too nice to chuck...

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,013

    image Verdun *sigh* image

  • Mrs GMrs G Posts: 336

    Yes this must be the worst time of year to get high winds, when everything is in full leaf.  Sadly it is out of our control, we'll just have to pick up the pieces tomorrow. image

  • Thanks, Fishy: good luck with your 'bonsaied' buddlea! [plenty of cuttings materials there, no doubt!]. The multi-caned outdoor tomatoes have fared rather better than my italicised single cordons.

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