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David902David902 Posts: 2

I have come home from working away and the Spider Lillys and peacock orchids i was growing have been damaged by the heavy winds. 

Should i cut off the broken leaves or will the plants just right themselves?

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  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,551

    Losing flowers is rarely fatal to plants, especially bulbs, losing leaf can be, as that's where the food for the bulb comes from. I'd take off any bits that are breaking off and which flapping in the breeze could cause rocking of the main plant but leave as much as you possibly can. 

    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • David902David902 Posts: 2

    Thanks for you advice, they wern't flowering but will coming on really well, i'll try that just removing the damaged parts and see how they get on

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