Posted: 01/06/2015 at 22:30
Well, we will all know tomorrow wont we what survives tonight's battering?
Yes,,plants grow tall down here because of a long growing season but understanding your plants helps us to support (figuratively) them. No choice with delphiniums....they need one to one cane supports.....but with many plants we can produce sturdier growth by pinching out, less fertiliser produces less lush foliage, growing plants where shelter can be given.....placing them with more sturdy plants for example...or simply growing dwarfer varieties.
I currently have delphiniums, tall lupins, runner beans, foxgloves, stipa gigantea, tall salvias and some pretty tall lilies in the garden. I'm expecting the foxgloves to be fine, the stipa too. Lupins should be ok. not all my delphiniums are staked from tip to toe but they are strong. I'm hoping they all survive. ...I'm expecting most of them to.