First of all, 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. Suitable for flowers such as sweet peas or vegetables such as runner beans. It bridges the gap between functionality and ornamental interest.
Though Instagram would have you believe it, decorative vegetable gardening is not a new idea. For many years vegetables and herbs have been a feature in ornamental gardens. Many have interesting textures or colourful foliage and flowers. Many also smell great.
As a result, when grown alongside traditional ornamental plants, they really add interest. Their shapes can create wonderful contrasts and harmonies. Simply designing your vegetable garden in a different way can make a big difference and make it visually more appealing. Introducing trellises, archways and other architectural features is quite simple and can be stunning.
Haxnicks Garden Maypole stands over six feet tall. It creates an elegant frame for climbing vegetables. Runner beans, French beans, mange tout and peas are all ideal. The Maypole is tough and durable year on year. It is strong: the material selected for the centre pole and decorative finial is black powder-coated steel. From this eight rot-proof, polypropylene strings radiate out. Finally strong galvanised-steel anchor pegs complete the package. Like most Haxnicks products it is easily packed away and stored once the season has ended. And can be used again the following year.
Runner beans are one of Britain’s most popular home-grown vegetables. From sales of the Garden Maypole it seems that Britain’s gardeners are getting more adventurous about where and how they grow them too.
As long as gardeners are having fun with their plot and creating something they love then we are happy. However, if you always grow your beans up canes. And if the beans are always right next to the strawberries. Just behind the lettuces. Next to the onions. And if it just might be time for a change to happen. Garden Maypole might be the answer.
If you decide to go for a redesign then please tag us in your Social Media posts. We would love to see your new improved garden.