How to stake up these....?

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  1. Sheal

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    I don't have a problem with someone disagreeing with me @Mike Allen and it would take a lot for someone to raise my hackles. Your lengthy explanation of wind rock came across as if you thought I had no experience of it, so I felt I had to explain my background. :)

    General practice is fine in suburban areas where wind issues are generally lighter but a number of us have to cope with stronger, ongoing wind situations that include areas of the country and rural aspects that are open to the elements such as my own. Plants in these situations often need more than normal staking and moving a plant often exacerbates the problem because the roots have been released from the hold they had in their previous position.

    So I think both you and I and @Verdun will agree that we should now put these posts behind us and get on with what we enjoy....gardening. :)

    There would be no point Mike, I don't drink tea or coffee. :heehee:
     
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      Sheal. Truly I am so pleased to see that you are posting.

      Bye the bye. Did you ever find out what wood that furniture leg was?
       
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      Sorry Mike, I wasn't staying away. I had guests staying last week which took my time and problems with the internet too.

      The general consensus on the table leg is that it was white oak. Unfortunately it is no longer, my daughter-in-law decided to paint the table turquoise and brown. I must say I'm disappointed.
       
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        :yikes: how nasty is that!

        @Sheal , I too have been MIA as I have lots of family stuff going on and this is now the first days of being able to work out in the garden so I've been out there at sunrise :)

        @clum111 I'm envious that you have these problems because we just got to the point where the ground is thawing and digging up anything that's established is barely an option.

        You can't stop the wind and staking won't help dracena style plants. Pull it or enjoy the evidence of a good, hopefully cleansing breeze, gracing your home. :)
         
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          Thanks @CanadianLori but these aren't my problems, this thread was started by Clum111. The plant in question is a Cordyline.

          I'm used to living in windy areas so know how to cope with it and also what types of plants will stand up to wind or keel over. :)
           
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          I'm inclined (no pun intended) to agree. :blue thumb: I've found that in adverse growing conditions digging up this type of plant and replanting is a last resort. Climate, soil type etc. all come into play. :)
           
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