To stake or not to stake - that is always the question!
Campanula lactiflora, a shrub scaled herbaceous perennial, was just forming buds when strong winds last weekend blew it apart...
Propping it up after the event never really works.
Drastic measures were called for.
With a large can of liquid feed when the deed was done.
I will give it the Chelsea Chop (cut it down by a third to a half the last week in May) and it will be sturdy enough to hold itself up in the wind.
It does delay flowering though, and we will be opening the garden for charity again at the end of June....staking beforehand might be the better option?
This is the same lovely plant in 2010.