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My poor butterfly bush. :( Help!

My butterfly bush was nicked with a weed whacker this weekend while my lovely spouse was outside taking care of the lawn. It didn't sever it or anything, but it stripped the bark on a portion of the main stem of the bush. It's only one one side, and it's about 3" long by about 1/2" wide. Is there something I should do for my plant to prevent more damage? Will it be OK? My dear spouse suggested electrical tape :shock: Is that something that could be helpful to wrap on the area that was damaged? I've never heard of this before.

Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.


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I'd put rocks around the base to remind dear hubby not to whack the bush.

I think it will be OK... a death sentence is if it has been weed whacked all or most of the way around. I *think* keep it watered... not sure if you should put anything on there or not. Some other folks here have been around longer than I have and will have better advice to give.

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