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My Poor Alliums - Storm Hector !

stephenward5stephenward5 AyrshirePosts: 2
Hello, I am new and this is my 1st question. Like most if not all of you Storm Hector is having quite an impact. My Alliums (Purple Sensation) which I have grown for the first time this year have taken a battering and most are lying over nearly flat on the ground. Should I during clear up cut them back ? Any other advice would be gratefully received. Thank you.

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  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,050
    Prop them back up with little stakes. And leave them to die naturally. 
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 16,411
    Welcome to the forum Stephen. If you let them die back slowly, the nutrients will go back into the bulb for healthy plants next year. Sorry to hear about the flattening. It must be a bit disheartening.
  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,050
    Prop them back up with little stakes. And leave them to die naturally. 
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,499
    I leave mine to add height interest for the summer as the dried heads look nice.
  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,050
    My garden is getting hammered with Hector. Pots over, plants flattened, clematises broken, rambling rose up tree now flat on the ground etc etc. And no letup until evening. 
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • stephenward5stephenward5 AyrshirePosts: 2
    Thank you all for the advice. Much appreciated. I hope that you did not suffer too much damage to your gardens. 
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