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Old Sunday 27th May 2018, 14:07
Caro Caro is offline  
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Hi There
I thought I'd join your forum to see if anyone can help. I have a lovely large choisya that got drenched by the storm last night. The weight of the water has dragged the leaves forward and down so that is it leaning right over.
Any suggestions on what I should do?
- leave it alone
- tie it back to the fence
- prune it back
Appreciate your help
Caroline
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Old Sunday 27th May 2018, 18:54
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Hi Caroline, if the plant has been pulled down so much that the roots have been disturbed then I would suggest tying/staking it to prevent further damage. If it is just because of the weight of the water/rain on the foliage, I would either leave it alone or gently shake off any water with a broom handle (or similar). Sometimes, growth can be so lush as to prevent the branches returning to their original position. In these cases I would suggest careful pruning of affected branches to reduce their weight. Hope this helps. Good luck and welcome to the forum.

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Old Tuesday 29th May 2018, 09:29
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Welcome to Gardener's Forum from Admin and the Moderators, Caroline. Hopefully Dave's advice will help your choisya.
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