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05/06/2014 at 20:45

I use the measuring pots from laundry detergent and any other small tops, if you feel inclined you can colour co-ordinate with your  Also buy tiny terracotta pots and birds from Garden Shows, will look for the owls mentioned above ... they sound good.  I too enjoy using empty snail shells and shells found at the beach.  But have bought little green caps from Garden Centre, as seem to need so many !!!

05/06/2014 at 22:27
I make pom poms from garden twine, or whatever i have to hand, then tie them on to the top of the canes, you could do any colour you fancy!
05/06/2014 at 23:25

Artjak, My greenhouse is a Robinsons, the roof beams have a slot in them you buy bolts with half a head push them in the slot turn them then screw the nut on after putting a wire hook on the bolt first. If there is a full greenhouse then fasten a cane to a couple of the wire hooks and drop the strings. Do not know about other makes the Robinson was top of the range many years ago things change.


05/06/2014 at 23:28

over 30 years, I've never put anything on top of canes, and my eyes are intact. Pay attention to what you're doing , is my mantra.

05/06/2014 at 23:35

.... but terracotta owls are soooooo cute

05/06/2014 at 23:37
Very true hostafan, ive only recently started knocking myself and have had a few " if that had been an inch lower" moments! Better safe than sorry
05/06/2014 at 23:40

Corks from wine bottles are great, but sadly most are screw bottles these days.v

06/06/2014 at 06:57

Knew i had a picture somewhere .....


06/06/2014 at 07:50

You can wrap them with some tape which helps, Id also recommend that for GH window handles as I've stabbed myself in the head a few times with mine! lol

06/06/2014 at 14:54

I agree with LilAmber - I use snail shells.  Quite topical I think!  I wear specs so not strictly necessary but its somewhere to put the shells!  Am sure that someone I know also uses snail shells but sprays/paints theirs in bright colours for a bit of fun.

06/06/2014 at 15:06

I've not given serious thought to this and need to put that right

08/06/2014 at 18:03

Frank, thank you for that info

08/06/2014 at 18:52

I live next to a tennis club and don't throw the balls back any more since one broke a greenhouse pane - and as I found they make excellent cane toppers when punctured with my pruning knife!

08/06/2014 at 19:04


I don't really use them because I don't have many plants which need staking. I only  have big ones for the sweet peas and they're much taller than me! I keep the tops from any climbers I buy though, and use those.

Love the owls though chick  

Rebecca's idea is great - perhaps you could do it with rubber bands 

08/06/2014 at 19:09

If you know anyone who plays squash then ask them for any squash balls that get split, they're perfect for the job

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