At Primrose we provide a wide range of quality plant supports to suit your garden and planting needs. Whether you are looking to support plants growing in your borders or are looking to train climbing roses around a seating area, you will be sure to find what you are looking for. Whether you want to grow tomatoes, train a climber or shape a hedge, plant supports are an essential tool for any gardener. Primrose stocks everything from bamboo canes to obelisks allowing you to achieve your garden dream.
We have divided our plant support products into seven categories, split between the larger ornamental wooden structures that are treated to ensure durability and the smaller more practical accessories. These larger wooden structures are Arbours, Arches, Canopies and Pergolas that are each distinctive for certain features.
Arches are traditionally used to mark the start of a new area in the garden, and often have an arched top. It customary for them to be made of trellises and latticework so the gardener can attach climbing plants. They are usually relatively small with the sides – named walls – one or two feet wide. Our Arbours differ from arches in that they are larger and have seating, and often best suited to the edges of the garden, although this is a matter of taste; they can just as easily be placed in the middle of the lawn area. Some of our Arbours are shipped without walls and we stock two frame materials: wood and metal. Canopies and Pergolas appear very similar as they are often square independent structures fixed to the ground. Canopies are distinctive in that they utilise cloth to block the sun and rain, and are sometimes attached to the house. Pergolas are usually used as a structure for plants to grow and form a canopy, but they can also be used to attach hanging baskets. They are often found in courtyards in Wine growing regions.
Other plant support solutions
The more practical plant supports we stock include Trellises, Bamboo Canes, Conical Structures, Willow Canes and Posts. Trellises are commonly used as a structure for plants to grow as to decorate drab walls. Bamboo and Willow Canes are an essential tool for the horticulturalist and can be used to grow an array of plants, but are commonly used to grow tomatoes. Conical structures broadly come in two forms. The metal ones are perfect for shaping how your plants grow and thus are essential to actualising the borders that you have planned. The wooden ones are more ornamental but can be used as a structure to support crops. Finally, posts are perfect for enabling the nature screening and hedges that you have planned.