Now the runner beans/french beans have come to an end, it’s a good idea to dismantle the frame of bamboo canes and store them for use next year.
Leaving canes out during winter will shorten their life by making them weaker and brittle.
GIVE THEM A WASH
You can wash them with a few drops of Tea Tree oil mixed with warm water. Remove any plant material and string from the cane then give them a quick run over with a damp cloth dipped into the solution.
Allow the canes to dry before storing in the shed until they are needed next Spring.
Canes will last much longer this way.