Maypole Plant Support

  • Empty the Greenhouse!

    Haxnicks Garden Products can be brought online

    Post by Madeleine Cardozo

    It’s all very exciting, everything has started growing like mad – including the weeds!
    So really you could be spending a lot of time outside enjoying the garden, weeding the flower beds and planting out all sorts of exciting things.
    You shouldn’t need to water your vegetable patch unless we have a heat wave. Do not overwater.

    Jobs for the garden this week

    1. Start to take most things out of the greenhouse as it will get too hot in there. Plants like tomatoes, basil, cucumbers, peppers, chilli’s and aubergines can all stay in there as they love the heat. Don’t forget to water well.

    2. Plant out all kinds of beans, sweet peas, peas, courgettes, tomatoes, lettuces.... Make sure that you harden off the plants before actually planting them. When planted water well straight away. Some plants will benefit from still keeping the tunnels on such as tomatoes and strawberries.

    3. Pinch out extra stems from tomatoes, pinch out broad bean tips.

    4. Weed any beds that are getting out of control, try to keep on top of the weed situation. Don’t let your vegetables have to compete for energy from the ground.  If you keep using the hoe you will save yourself heaps of work later.

    5. Sow another batch of salads. If you are doing 2nd batches of beans or peas sow these too. Sow carrots too...

    6. Harvest asparagus, rhubarb, strawberries, and salads.

    7. Get ready to protect any flowers on your soft fruit - more on this coming soon.

    Tools/accessories to get out of your gardening shed this week:
    Haxnicks Raised Beds Growing System
    Time to swap poly for mesh
    Giant Micromesh Easy Tunnel For keepings bugs off and providing shade
    Micromesh Pest & Wind Barrier Put this up as soon as you've sown your carrots
    Net Easy Tunnel keep crops from being pecked at.  Shading conserves moisture so you don't have to keep watering too.
  • Runners around the Maypole

    garden_maypole_with_runner_beansThe Haxnicks Garden Maypole

    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.

    Vegetable Garden

    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.

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