Monthly Archives: January 2006

  • Runners around the Maypole

    Just because something is practical doesn’t mean it has to be boring. The new Haxnicks Garden Maypole Plant Support is an attractive frame for climbing plants that bridges the gap between functionality and ornamental interest.

    Decorative vegetable gardening is not a new idea. With a little thought, vegetables and herbs can be used as a key feature in your ornamental garden. Many have interesting textures, colourful foliage and flowers. When grown alongside traditional ornamental plants, they can bring added interest and create wonderful contrasts and harmonies. Simply designing your vegetable garden in a different way, introducing trellises, archways and other architectural features, can make a big difference and make it visually more appealing.

    Haxnicks Garden Maypole stands over six feet tall creating an elegant frame for climbing vegetables such as runner beans, French beans, mange tout and peas. The centre pole and decorative finial are made from black powder-coated steel, from which the eight rot-proof, polypropylene strings radiate out and are secured by galvanised-steel anchor pegs.

    “Runner beans are one of Britain’s most popular home-grown vegetables”, comments Malcolm Andrews, Haxnicks Sales Director. “Feedback from sales of the Garden Maypole suggests that Britain’s gardeners are getting more adventurous about where and how they grow them.”

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