Garters, supports and supports for flowers

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A beautiful and well-kept garden needs constant care. Among the duties of a gardener is the formation of beautiful forms of crowns and the correct arrangement of all plants and flowers. For high standard varieties, various supports and garters may be required. For climbing plants, it is advisable to use supports and supports. With their help, you can create a wide variety of landscape elements.

Shaping and tying to a support are not quite the same thing. The garter suggests the presence of a rack, stakes or a structure to which weak stems can be tied. Tying to a stake at the time of planting is a vital task for some plants. This section describes the garter at various stages of plant development.

Shaping involves placing branches in desired positions so that an unnatural but desirable growth form is obtained. It can be an essential feature in the cultivation of the plant—examples are climbing roses , cordon-shaped fruit trees, and wall shrubs.

Garden supports for flowers and climbing plants and their photos

Garden support for plants allows you to form a beautiful crown. Many trees, especially weeping ones, require shaping from an early stage of development if masses of unkempt branches are to be avoided. To get a standard plant, select a branch that will form the trunk and bring it to a vertical position – cut out all low-growing side branches. At the desired height (waistline for low stem, shoulder height for half stem, and above the head for high stem), allow the main stem to branch to produce a crown. In some plants (such as roses), these branches may be directed down the wire structure to form a stem with a weeping crown. In the same way, weeping standard wisteria can be formed.

The climbing plant support shown in the photo can be used for various purposes. The vines should be formed on the support from the start to ensure they stay attached to it and grow in the desired direction.

Use trellises, racks, poles, pergolas, fences, etc. Make sure all fence posts are well planted in the ground. In order to close the walls, plastic-coated wire is used, stretched horizontally at 45 cm intervals; the distance between the wire and the wall should be at least 7 cm. Many plants can be grown near walls in this way, including weak-stemmed shrubs such as jasmine and hanging forsythia. The ropes that tie the main stems should not be pulled too tight. When the vines to be formed reach the post or post, curl the stems into ascending spirals instead of tying them to one side of the post. Look at other types of plant supports in the photo:

The main stems should not all be vertical – arrange them in a fan shape, which will greatly increase the decorative effect. The flower support should be selected according to the expected size of the flowering plant.

Garters for plants and flowers

A tall plant can be swayed by strong winds if its roots are not able to securely hold it in the ground. Garters for plants that fix a stable position help to solve this problem. A newly planted specimen does not yet have this anchorage, so it may be dislodged or knocked down. Tied to the stake, done at the moment of planting (and not after the damage has been done), solves this problem. Inspect the garters regularly and loosen them as the stem thickens. Some herbaceous plants, such as chrysanthemums or dahlias, are also tied to stakes when planted. Use strong bamboo canes or wooden stakes. Tie the stems to a support as they continue to grow – use soft twine or raffia. This method is suitable for plants with spike-shaped inflorescences, such as delphiniums. In these cases, the stake must be high enough to support the inflorescence. In most cases, however, garters to a simple peg should be avoided. In bushy plants, it gives an ugly impression – the all-too-familiar sight of a dense bundle of stems drawn to a stake, and flowers sticking out awkwardly from above, is a sign of a bad gardener. A garter of flowers is required in case of their rapid growth and a weakened stem system.
Unfortunately, plants with weak stems, tall varieties in open areas, large-flowered plants and creepers all need support, and stakes, wire, canes, etc. are not beautiful objects in and of themselves. The trick is to choose the type of support that suits each plant and try to place it in the right position when the plant is still relatively small so that the stems can grow through the support and hide it.

Support for climbing plants

Support for plants is also necessary if you form design elements with upward growth of the vegetative mass. Support for climbing plants allows you to direct their growth in the direction you need in a horizontal plane.

For many plants, all you need is twigs or sticks inserted into the soil around young plants when the stems are about 30 cm tall. For larger, bushier herbaceous plants, insert 3 or 4 pegs around the stems and surround the shoots with rows of twine tied to the pegs at 25 cm intervals. You can buy circular wire supports that are inserted into the soil and have the same effect. In all cases, follow the golden rule – never leave a tie while the plant is alive. The only plants in the garden that require regular tying are beans and peas. Peas can be supported with twigs while young, but may require plastic netting when fully grown. String beans are best grown near sturdy canes.

When a tree has outgrown its support, it may still need support. This can be achieved by fixing the cuff in the middle of the trunk and pulling it to the ground with 3 thick wires.

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