The Harrod Slot & Lock® Vegetable Cages have been fitted with our ingenious new Frame Saver Clips that not only protect the framework from damage but also allow easy access to the cage to tend to your plants.
The fitted heavy duty 7mm butterfly netting, complete with neat stitched seams, sits inside the cage framework and is attached by the Harrod Frame Saver Clips. The clips simply hook through the netting mesh and connect to the top rods of the cage framework. The clips can then function like a curtain rail giving quick and easy access to the cage.
Under storm force winds and heavy snowfall the pressure against the netting causes the clips to detach from the framework. The netting then drops over the crops, so they remain protected, but the frame is no longer subjected to the forces that could cause the framework to buckle.
The framework itself comprises strong and corrosion resistant 16mm aluminium tubing, powder coated black, which is secured using our Award Winning Harrod Slot & Lock® Connectors. The cages have also been updated to include the Harrod Net Claw Pegs - an innovative peg which is inserted into the ground once and use the tension of the netting to hook and unhook the netting from the claw teeth, saves unpegging and any potential net damage.
Please Note:- The Slot & Lock Cages can be modified by cutting the aluminium tubing - if you can't see the perfect size then buy a size larger and cut the tubing to fit. We are unable to offer a bespoke design service for our Slot & Lock Cages.
- Netting detaches during storm force winds or heavy snow protecting framework
- Uses our innovative Harrod Frame Saver Clips - Patent Pending GB1319295.0
- Corrosion resistant aluminium framework - powder coated black
- 16mm wide and 1.2mm thick aluminium tubing
- Upright tubing caps provided
- Award Winning Harrod Slot & Lock® connectors secure frame
- 7mm Soft Mesh Butterfly Netting
- Net Clips allow netting to easily slide for easy access to plants
- Uprights insert 25cm/10" into ground.
- Erected height is 1.2m
- Supplied with the innovative Harrod Net Claw Pegs
- Cages range from 1m x 1m to 3m x 3m
- Cages are also available in natural aluminium finish
- Intermediate uprights are only included on cage lengths over 3m
Looks goods when erected, but only time will tell.
This is a well made product which has been thought through. Sturdy - I did not bother with the corner reinforcements which are expensive and probably unnecessary- easy to use with the ability to draw back the netting to access the bed. My only gripe are the plastic pegs which do not grip mt fresh soil and all too easily pull out making it hard to anchor the netting.
Generally, I am delighted with this cage. There are small niggles, namely that the top hooks spring off too easily at the corners if you tension the netting onto the bottom clips. Obviously they are designed to spring off if snow falls on the netting. If you don't tension the netting onto the clips, it does not stay in place, and it did blow away shortly after we set it up. We wanted this model so that we can easily roll the netting back and access the plants for hoeing and picking.
What The Press Say
Grow Your OwnAugust 2014
Allotment Notice Board
Crop Protection - Whatever space you have on your plot, you will undoubtedly want to keep it protected from pests, who all enjoy snacking on your crops as much as you do! Harrod Horticultural have the perfect solution, with the fantastic Slot & Lock cages, which are environmentally designed and come in a range of sizes. They are also now storm-proof, meaning that the net clips detach from the frame during high-winds or snowfall. The result? No damage to the structure! This great design won the Product of the Year award at this year's Chelsea Flower Show. For more information, visit harrodhorticultural.com
Gardeners WorldJuly 2014
This year saw two products share the crown for Chelsea's Garden Product of the Year. Bosch's isio Shape and Edge Shear and Harrod Horticultural's Slot and Lock Storm-Proof Vegetable Cages both wowed the judges.