How to repair winter damage?
This winter was particularly fierce here in mid-Hudson Valley NY, with monster storms, heavy winds and snow loads, coupled with freezing rains.
A couple of my driveway-side roses got piled high with snow and ice, resulting in broken canes. Trouble is, breakage (not all the way through) occurred either close to main stems or near the ground. Nonetheless the broken canes have fresh growing leaf buds. And they're the only canes left on these particular roses. They are Austen's The Prince and an old Baronne Prevost, both own-root.
Question (and this sounds stupid): Can I literally splint and tape them up so the broken, but living, canes remain intact until they recover?
What do you advise?