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By Nippy

Merseyside, United Kingdom Gb

I'm very new to gardening. This is only my 2nd year. I love it but am a tad clueless.
I have planted corn flowers from seed this season and they have grown very well, however, to my horror, when Igot up thismorning the strong winds had all but flattened them.
I have propped them back up using canes. I don't think any of the plants have broken.
Will they survive?



So long as the stems were not broken yes, they will survive.

3 Jun, 2012


They may stand up again or they may simply grow the upwards from where they landed from now on. Its not too late to sow some more for a later crop of flowers too.

3 Jun, 2012


Hi Nippy...cornflowers are better planted amongst same height plants which then support them during high winds or heavy rain.

4 Jun, 2012


rather than canes use smaller twiggy stems to support them. Beech prunings are brill for this.

5 Jun, 2012


Good idea SBG

5 Jun, 2012


Hazel's good too

6 Jun, 2012

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