A Landscape Designers Guide To Plant Supports For Spring
With Spring approaching now is the time to set up your gardens structure ready for the growing season.
Certain herbaceous plants such as Hydrangea, Peonies or Agapanthus can benefit from a support structure to keep them in check and prevent the stems from collapsing due to large flower heads. Equally our climbing roses need a structure to be trained around to allow them to reach their flowering potential, this needs to be done early on with young stems whilst they are still supple and bendy enough to move.
By putting these structures in place early on in the year, the plants are able to grow through them naturally, rather than the fussy and sometimes impossible job of attempting to thread bits of plant into a frame post growth.
Herbaceous 2 Ring Plant Supports from Muntons
We love the corTen steel supports from Muntons, the steel structures weather outside, developing a beautiful pattern that does not deteriorate over time. These 2 ring supports that come in a variety of sizes are perfect for holding up those Peony heads, or taming an unruly clump of tall perennials such as Iris or Agapanthus. They also supply a larger, 3 ring version which is perfect for those large mop headed Hydrangea varieties such as ‘Annabelle’ or ‘Limelight’.