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By Alextb

London, England Eng

Not a question, but some advice that may be helpful.

During the strong winds from yesterday evening to this morning, some damage was done to the plants and some pots on their sides spreading their contents all over the floor.

To attempt to combat this I have moved some round the corner sheltered from the wind.

I have used bamboo canes pushed deep in to the soil tied to tall plants like the rose bush in the pictures to help prevent the stalk snapping.

Also, I have pushed bamboo canes deep in to the soil to help restrain the plants against the wall by tying plant wire between 2 canes with the wire restraining the firethorn in the other pictures below.

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Pyracantha Looks fine but if you are prone to wind damage the rose would benefit from having 3 or 4 canes a bit longer than you have used pushed in the corners of the container and pulled to the centre like an Indian wigwam crossing over one another and tied together with the rose.don't forget loosen in the string in spring otherwise you may strangle your rose.
That's what I do best of luck.

5 Feb, 2011

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