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07/08/2014 at 15:29
Hi all, I want to make some of the plant supports that Monty Don makes on Gardeners World. He claims they cost very little (under ??1) but I cannot find the steel to make them. Has anyone found an alternative or found cheap metal to make the supports?
07/08/2014 at 16:22

Not sure what 'expensive' is but B&Q sell steel rods 1m x 4mm

07/08/2014 at 16:24

last post wouldn't let me edit...

B&Q rods cost under £2

07/08/2014 at 16:55
I dont think 1 metre would do it.
I think they need to be about 2 metres.
I have seen people selling them cheap on eBay so the steel must exist somewhere but the postage puts the price right up.
10/08/2014 at 18:58
Just to update incase anyone is going to do this.
I bought some of the reinforcing rod bar from B and Q. I made one with a 2 metre length and made 2 that were one metre. For smaller plants. I found the one metre ones were actually better and so I rebent the 2 metre one back out and turned it into two. Its cheaper to buy threaded bar in future though at ??1.25 a metre from toolstation.
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