May bay tree blew over!

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Liz from Cumbria

May bay tree blew over!

It's been so windy here today. We're used to high winds in West Cumbria but wow, my bay has never blown over before. Pot has a huge piece out of it (it's terracotta) and it's done sterling service. Will it be ok to just repot my bay? It's been in a "long tom" pot should I look for something similar in size or go up a size and maybe something wider and will my lovely tree (bush more like) need some special care?

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Liz from Cumbria

Not being posh - honest!

That should be "my" rather "may" bay tree blew over.

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Dolores

bay trees....

Liz, I have two in the garden and they are taller than my shed....lovely to just go outside and pick leaves when needed....x

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sandra

Bay

Liz,
They are tough as old boots !
Our bay is in the garden as opposed to a pot but regularly gets lopped/pruned ? Never a problem.

The root ball will tell you if it needs a larger pot. I think they thrive on neglect to be honest !

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Jay

Bay watch ...

Sandra is right, the Bay will be fine, they are great survivors! However, you might be better off with a pot that's wider at the bottom than a long tom now - the bigger the tree gets the more top heavy it gets and the more likely it is to be caught by the wind.

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Liz from Cumbria

Bigger pot sorted

Thanks everyone. Jay, I did get a pot wider at the bottom than the long Tom much less likely to blow over now!

 
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