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Plant Supports - what I've done.


Well, you may remember that I asked for help about how best to support tall and floppy plants – and of course, I received some good advice! So here is what I’ve done so far to prepare for my plants’ needs.

Yes, I did find a friendly farmer who hadn’t had time to burn the hedges he had cut back – and we cut 12 strong pieces of brushwood! If there’s time, we may go back for more. Well, they are free – even if they only last this year!

I looked in B&Q for the clip-together supports with no success, so I investigated a large Garden Centre and found some semi-circular ones in four sizes, two per pack. I thought they were a bit expensive so I only bought two packs in two middle sizes.

However, B&Q did have circular grow-through grids (with legs) so I thought they would be helpful for multi-stemmed plants – I got three of these, at not a bad price.

There were several of these long-legged circles in the garden when we came here – I shall use them for large plants like the Acanthus – but with the legs cut down a bit.

Lastly, by coincidence, a catalogue had come through the door – Ferndale? So I had a look through and found the L-shaped clip-together type of support that Andrew recommended, and I’ve ordered some. Also some clever wheels that take a cane up the middle so you can move the support up as the plant grows. Fiendish – if it works! They won’t arrive for a couple of weeks – but I think that with all this lot of varied supports I’ll be ready for most plants’ peculiar habits!
A big ‘thank-you’ to everyone who made the suggestions.

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looks like u have been busy there. b&q can be expensive for some things alright, so it does pay to shop around.

21 Mar, 2008


I find the grow-through grids with legs ideal for supporting herbaceous paeonies

25 Mar, 2008

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