Plant Belles, made in Devon, are intricate or plain. Best described as “rusty wire work for the garden,” the plant supports are made either from steel wire which rusts naturally, or galvanized, if that is what is preferred. Either way they are very light, durable, and easy to work with.
Photographs by James Corbett.
Plant Belles are available for purchase online, but during the summer months can be seen at some of the larger gardening fairs around England. Plant Belles owners Alex and Jenny Maddock are like old-fashioned horse traders, traveling the land with a horse box, except that it is full of hoops and shapes for the garden.
For readers who are not based in the UK, some of Plant Belles’ products can be flat-packed. Please inquire for details.
Tunnels are suddenly painless to construct. Very simple hoops will accommodate your own bamboo poles at any length you choose, for a framework over which moth-obstructing mesh is thrown.
The concept and execution of Plant Belles crooks are maddeningly simple. They cost from £7 to £9 for a pack of four.
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