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Tony
Medium_firefighter_rose I have 2 Firefighter long-stemmed roses whose stems collapse under their own weight - how to keep upright?

They are particularly vulnerable on windy days. They are not terribly bushy and I have probably purchased poorly but the perfume is divine and the flower is rich and colourful.

Submitted: 11:44PM, 28 Oct 2015
Answer: Hi Tony

This rose is well known for it’s very long stems, which makes it a great plant for cutting for the house. I think the bets recommendation I can make is to get a good garden support, perhaps in steel which can surround the plant, but also allow the blooms to push through. This would also help to protect against the wind as well. There are also supports that are especially designed for standards, which you can find on horticultural supply sites.

Kind regards
Ben

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Answered: 02:26PM, 29 Oct 2015

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