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Staking a potted tree

K67K67 Posts: 2,507
I have weeping cotoneaster juliette with a very thin trunk. Great in a pot but there is not enough depth to get a firm fixing and its sited on paving so cant go through a drainage hole. At the moment it's tied to a rainwater pipe.
I intend to pot on later and thought about something that would sit on the bottom but inspiration escapes me so any ideas please.


  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    My garden is windy and it has blown over but i intend to repot into a 40cm square planter. It just doesn't provide a firm enough depth for a stake even a slim bamboo one, the wind just loosens it and then the tree sways too much.

  • oooftoooft Posts: 191
    You could drill through a plastic pot and use cable ties to hold the stake in place, then put that pot inside your fancy pot? 
  • edhelkaedhelka Posts: 2,278
    If you want to have it in that spot permanently, use a larger vine eye or hook fixed to the wall and tie it to that. Or you could create some nicer support connected to the wall.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 10,822
    Nice tree! If you want to keep it in that spot for the time being, could you move it slightly to the right in front of the drain pipe and then use a second tie to the screwed drainpipe support that's higher up? The only other suggestion I can think of is to strap two thick tall bamboo stakes each side of the pot, then tie the tree trunk between the two stakes in a figure of eight using soft tie. It won't look very elegant but might do the trick until such time as you repot it.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,941
    A large square cement or clay pot would work well.. something a bit larger and boxy is much less likely to tip.  You could paint it to match your other pots.

    Utah, USA.
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