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  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Could you use wire coat-hangers for small/lightweight versions of these? 

  • I bought 6mm mild steel rods from The Metal Store. www.themetalstore.co.uk

    They will cut the rods to your desired lengths.

    Perfect!

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,459

    Wilko had some, and linkstakes as well. Very solid. When I went back for more, they had sold out. Next year I will get more early on in the season.

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,545

    I use the 5 or 6 mm wire rods from the builders' supply store and cut them myself with wire cutters then bend by hand - see above post.   The only requirement is to have damp soil to push the supports at east 1'/30cms into the soil and then they don't budge or bend in storms. 

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 6,894

    Thanks for the link Kathy, it does work.  I'll take a look at this as I was going to buy some this week but they were so expensive.  I'll get Hubby to ben them instead of going to the gymn.image

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
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