Vine Eyes are an easy way to fix wires to walls to make a support for climbing plants. The 3mm thick, zinc plated vine eyes are supplied in packs of 12.
- Supplied in a pack of 12
- Made from 3mm thick zinc plated steel
- 75mm Long
Easy to use, simple product but works very well for its purpose. Thank you.
Vine eyes are a smart, easy to use product if they are installed properly. Simply bore a hole in the wall with an electric drill, dampen the hole, insert some filler such as Polyfiller external filler, push in the vine-eye and allow to set for a half a day. Use galvanized wire (mulistrand electric fencing wire is good) to support the plants and tied in the stems with short lengths of green plastic coated wire.
The vine eyes looked good, but they were supposed to be hammered in to the wall. This was impossible, as they were not made from toughened steel, so just bent when hit. We made an acceptable looking job by drilling small holes in the wall first, then hammering in the vine eyes. We have (and can use!) drills, masonry bits etc., but this might be a problem for some of your customers.
Many thanks for your comments. The effectiveness of the vine eyes depends on the type of surface and density of bricks/mortar but your idea of drilling a small hole to start the supports off if they wont hammer straight in is certainly what we would recommend.