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I don't want to buy any plant supports I already have some.
Can anybody give me any tips relating to the best way to support plants varying in height from 24 inches to 6 feet ?
Mainly geraniums and smallis ones ... such as Sedum.
It always seems to me that I havent got enough supports.
The supports are all sorts ones you can buy from garden centres.
Will try that.
Thanks for the help
I like to use twiggy lengths of hazel if I can get them. They show at first but then get swallowed up by the developing plant and they are twiggy enough to provide good support.
Pruings - you can use them wrong way up if they are things like quickthorn which will otherwise root instead of the plants you want. ( Which is why I have several quickthorns in my front hedge rather than whatever I planted there several years ago - but they are great so it doesn't matter - but it might if you are growing some nice perrennials or annuals later on.) Have just trimmed some prunings from the crab apple tree and a huge fuchsia - they will make good plant supports with raffia for tying in.
I use the sticks from dogwood to support plants ,they are bendable and they do take root,also use any sticks from cutting back as well as a few cheap canes.
Last year Monty Don was advocating what I do, which is to buy lengths of 6mm mild steel bar and bend it to shape, a bit like these green plastic coated things you get from the GC where the plant is supported by a half-circle at whatever height you want to suit the plant. The difference is the steel is a mellow colour that surface-rusts towards dull brown, it's less than half the price of the plastic ones and you can make one in about 15 seconds.