that's exactly whats happened he snapped off the top, we only had our English male bulldog who 3 for 3 days so he exporing his world. I have put metal fencing up around the whole border but he got through some how. we need to keep a close eye on him. I will post a photo soon its so cold out today in North London. but the rootball came in 5 litre pot last spring and I can see the wood where is been sliced off. will I get flowers this year? I have replanned the snapped off wood back in the rootball as there is loads of buds on it so don't want to take all that off tbh.