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Handmade iron plant supports made with raw iron that develops a beautiful rusty patina. They are maintenance free and can permanently stay in gardens or containers year-round for winter interest.
We had these rose benders, or hoops, custom designed for training shrub roses, but they could also be used for propping up sprawling foliage along the edge of a bed.
Using benders is a common technique in England, although they generally use lengths of coppiced hazel. Benders are positioned around the skirts of the roses and the long new growth is bent horizontally and tied to the benders. This stimulates the dormant buds along the stems for maximum flowering.
Since we don’t have a local supply of pliable wood appropriate for this job, these are a great alternative.
Check out my blog post showing this rose training technique at Sissinghurst: https://www.susanneosmond.com/blog/rose-pruning-at-sissinghurst
Made in Canada