Wire Hoop Plant Supports.
It can be expensive and tricky to adequately support a whole cut flower garden, here are some plant supports you can make yourself…
We made our ‘Wire Hoop Plant Supports’ from stock pig fencing and placed them over each individual Dahlia at planting.
We purchased a 50m Roll Long)
120cm High (Tall)
L9 Gauge with a 15cm spacing
We counted 18 Squares and then wrapped twice to make a double thickness 50cm dia ring.
The joints were then wired to secure the structure…
We held each ring in place with a thick bamboo cane..
No further tying in was required for the entire season….
Even in Autumn storms when the wind can swirl!
We did lose the odd bloom in the mesh but that is a small price to pay…
At the end of the season we stacked the rings ready to use again the following Spring!
These rings are also excellent for supporting other Cut Flowers such as Cosmos and Sweetpeas!
We hope you found this useful… for more information, Come and learn at one of our Workshops
Zoe and Neil
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