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Follow Joe Swift's step-by-step video demonstration to making your own rustic plant supports for climbers, from bamboo canes.all year roundMore on plant supportsCreating a metal obeliskConstructing a hazel trellisMaking a spiral plant supportSupporting
should be able to buy all the ingredients for your plant support from a garden centre or DIY store for less than £10.Galvanised wire1.5m bamboo cane45cm terracotta potWire cuttersCompostIvy plantall year round30 minutesCut a 3m length of wire and bend
. The structure can be as small or tall as you like, although a minimum of about 1m high is best for the most lightweight climbers. If you plan to extend the height beyond this, then increase the depth of the supporting timber base.Piece of timber measuring 15cm
, such as tunnels and arches.More creative project ideasA hazel trellis for climbers.Make a spiral support.Create a lead wall planter.Using plant supports.
A hazel-pole trellis is a beautiful way to show off your climbing plants. Simple to construct, it oozes rustic charm, adding interest to a drab wall or fence.1.8m hazel poles6mm sisal ropeAllow about 7 poles and 75cm of rope per 30cm depth of screen
reservoir topped up during the hot summer months.Enhance the hammer with Japanese-style plants: bamboos, ferns, grasses and perhaps an acer.More creative garden DIY projectsCreating a mini-pondConstructing a wooden planterMaking willow edgingMaking a spiral