Posted: 30/10/2013 at 12:50
An update, just in case. Vanille Fraise has coped with the gales a lot better than Mega Mindy which is now looking distinctly naked and sad. VF still has flower heads but not a lot of foliage any more. T'other pair have only been in 3 weeks but still have flrower heads depsite being blasted by the winds and rain.
All 4 have a distinct lean now so have been given a stake and a support ring to prevent further lean and root rock. They will be pruned back to shape next spring, after the worst of the frosts is over.