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Does anyone have tips on neat storage of metal plant supports? The ones in the shape of a semicircle supported by two verticals. I have tried tying them by their tops with the verticals in a large plant pot but selecting them is worse than sorting paperclips - they just tangle. 


  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,382

    I just leave mine in place all winter for when the plants they are supporting come up again.   I made mine from those thin rusty metal bars available from builders' suppliers and just leant them all against a wall till I needed them.   Not too tangled as their feet were free.

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  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    I've got a couple of those large hooks intended for bikes, and find they hlod all the metal supports very well all winter, and I can get them out when I need them - that is high over the window in my shed - not high in that they are hard to reach, but over the window - if you can make sense of that, have a buscuit as a reward!!

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    They are probably made of a rust-proof material so just put them in groups of, say six, and push their points in the soil or hang them on a nail in the shed.

    Can't say I've ever found them a problem.

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