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.Once the plants are around 15cm (6in) tall, plant them outside. Push twiggy sticks pruned from shrubs or trees in the soil to support them.Carefully remove the plants from the root trainers or pots, without disturbing their roots. Plant them with the compost
A long, supple woody stem, often used to support young or fragile plants.
The practice of supporting young or fragile plants, by loosely attaching them to canes or stakes driven into the ground.
Aerial roots grow on the stems of plants, such as ivy. These may be used for support or the uptake of air and moisture.
The coiled, cord-like growths (modified stems or leaves) produced by climbing plants, which enable them to attach to supports.
Tie in young delphinium growth to plant supportsSow seeds of hardy annual flowers directly into beds where you would like them to bloomStart to regularly spray roses that are vulnerable to disease Lift and divide clumps of hemerocallis
Plant from the Araceae family, which includes plants such as the philodendron. Many of these produce aerial roots from their stems, which are used to absorb moisture from the air and which can help support the climbing stems.
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it more loosely around the stem and knot it twice to secure in place.Climbing plants often need coaxing to grow up their supports or in the required direction. Loosely tie them in place with soft string so as not to bruise their very delicate stems
. Dahlia plantSticks or canesStringJune - August15 minutesJuly - SeptemberCheck dahlias each week; if they're starting to flop tie the main stem to a supporting cane or stick with garden string. Don't tie the string too loosely, but allow a little room