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    Does anyone have any suggestions or clever tip for supporting large plants in pots. Free standing pots. Not against walls or trellis.
    Its all very well sticking a cane or two in but I cannot make them stable.
    They just penetrate the compost and wobble about and a curved pot is a nightmare.
    In fact anything just poked in the soil has nothing to anchor it and consequently the plants weight and growth becomes poorly supported.
    Anything to purchase or your clever suggestions would be appreciated.








  • #2
    Thick galvanised wire and a pair of pliers ? Form the wire into the shape you want it before putting in the pot.

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    • #3
      Tomato support cages are what you need. Plenty out there on tinterweb.

      Location - Leicestershire - Chisit-land
      Endless wonder.

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      • #4
        Or if you are handy with a drill, put the canes against the edge of the pot, drill a hole through the pot either side of the each cane, and thread a cable tie through one hole, round the cane and back through the other hole. Done top and bottom it holds the cane securely.
        Location - Leicestershire - Chisit-land
        Endless wonder.

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        • #5
          bobbin What is the plant you're trying to support?
          Last edited by peanut; 15-05-2021, 03:37 PM.
          Nestled somewhere in the Cambridgeshire Fens. Good soil, strong winds!
          Always aim for the best result possible not the best possible result

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          • #6
            When I put the cane in I push it in close to the edge & it will lean against the back of the container with the weight of the plant,the cane won’t go straight upright in the middle of the pot.
            Location : Essex

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            • #7
              Could you put in three canes or more equidistant around the edge and then wind cord or twine around them? That would be stable, but would it be too ugly for your purposes?
              Location: north-east Spain, where the sun is too hot, the rain too torrential, the hail too big, the wind too windy and the snow too deep. Last frost: usually mid-April, sometimes first week in May. First frost: mid-October.

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              • #8
                I use green pig/sheep netting to support plants. If you put it in while the plants are small as they grow they hide the netting as they grow.
                Last edited by roitelet; 15-05-2021, 03:55 PM.
                Gardening requires a lot of water - most of it in the form of perspiration. Lou Erickson, critic and poet

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