The exclusive T-shaped Raspberry Protection and Support Frame is a multi-use frame that acts as a plant support and protection system for raspberries, broad beans and peas. Available with or without heavy-duty black 20mm diamond mesh anti-bird netting.
- Uprights are made from heavy-duty galvanised steel with baked on powder coating
- Top horizontal bracing bar included to strengthen structure
- Each upright is supplied with 3 horizontal braces and plant support twine runs through the holes in the bar to support the netting and plants
- Self Assembly required
Available in two pack sizes
- A pack of 2 supports protects an area 3m long x 0.75m wide x 1.7m high
- A pack of 3 supports protects an area 6m long x 0.75m wide x 1.7m high
Our selection of raspberry canes have been carefully chosen for their good flavour and will fruit for ten to twelve years before they need to be replaced.
Reasonable price and fast delivery from Harrod. Fairly straightforward to assemble on my own and does the job. Like some others, used Postcrete to keep the uprights securely positioned. Improvements that would probably have cost the manufacturer less then Â£5 and would have made this a 5-star product: (1) Make the topbar length adjustable - it was awkwardly long for my plot, and cutting it down was outside my comfort zone. A telescopic top bar would make this a much more versatile product. (2) Supply the string properly wound around a comb. It took at least an hour to untangle. (3) Supply foam end caps for the cross bars for safety
Many thanks for your feedback. Your comments and suggestions, these have been passed onto our R & D Dept. for further review.
The frame is OK but very sharp edges so be careful - I put tape around them. The string that comes with the frame is very thin and difficult to see and ties itself into incredible knots that took an hour to untangle. Best use wire or good garden twine that you can see. Eventually it will be good but with modifications that could have come with the package originally.
THanks for making us aware of the difficulties you had with the product. This is not something we have heard before so will investigate and get our design team to review your comments.
Certainly looks better than wooden posts. I ended up concreting the vertical posts in with postcrete as first one came loose whilst adjusting the second one, not much concrete required. I did also have to shorten the second horizontal rail, not too difficult using the offcut to redrill the holes at the end.
What The Press Say
Raspberry planting season is just ahead of us, so now is a good time to think about how you'll support and protect your cane fruit. Harrod Horticultural has a Raspberry Protection and Support Frame with height adjustable supporting uprights in powder-coated, galvanised steel and the option of heavy-duty, anti-bird netting.
Grow It, Magazine12th September 2011
If space is tight, have a look at a small fruit cage just big enough to cover one row of fruit from Harrod Horticultural.