Forum home Problem solving

I hate the wind!

I got home last night to find 8 out of my 10 Allium Christophii's had either fallen over in the wind or bent (with a buckle) in the middle. Out the back I also found all 6 of my Globemasters flopped on the floor. The wind down here on the Thames estuary has been really strong and relentless last few days and been causing a mess in my garden. I have had to move my acers due to wind burn.

Wiil my alliums be ok if I support them back up again? I am not so worried about the flopped ones but the ones that have actually bent are a worry.


  • B3B3 Posts: 25,178

    I think you'll have to try it and see. If it doesn't work, I'd cut them off and put them in a vase.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Torg22Torg22 Posts: 302

    that would please my wife as she's a florist!! grrr.. annoying.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,046

    so does one of my oak trees. image


  • Torg22Torg22 Posts: 302

    oh dear, that's not good. I don't think that can be propped back up again!!

    We have this weird looking palm tree thing in our front garden (not sure what it is as its my landlords property) and one of the branches of that came down in the wind. Looks like a trip to the tip for us !

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,046

    The branch used to fill the big chunk where you can see the sky. It's a lot bigger than it looks. I can't move it so it will have to be cut into pieces first. Total length about 4 or 5m.

  • image

    Oh no! So much damage being done lately due to these rain storms and wind!

    Hostafan1 - I LOVE oak trees! Even with the damage, that is still a lovely looking tree. Devastating nonetheless. 

    So wish I could find a dream house with my very own big old oak image

  • Mark56Mark56 Posts: 1,653

    Quite a lot of damage here too in Berkshire image the clematis has been torn in half 

Sign In or Register to comment.