Y-Stakes Plant Supports
Y-Stakes are a unique, high quality plant support made to the most robust specifications by us in the UK, using strong aluminium tubing powder coated brown and fitted with green plastic-coated solid wire retaining arms...More information
Available in a wide range of sizes and extra value pack options, Y Stakes are ideal for dealing with odd shaped plants and creating an almost invisible plant support system, the really do represent the ultimate in flexible plant and flower supports.
The green plastic-coated solid wire retaining arms - known as antennae - can be shaped to embrace any plant shape and with plenty of size options to pick from, along with a Starter Pack, Economy Selection and tying wires, you'll soon be administering effective first aid for floppy flowers with Y-Stakes!
Y-STAKES ECONOMY SELECTION
As a typical herbaceous border contains plants of many shapes, sizes and heights, we've put together a Y-stakes Economy Selection featuring no less than 30 of the most popular sizes of stake. The selection consists of the following sizes and quantities and represents a saving of £17 when the purchasing the included stakes individually; 10 x 31cm Y-Stakes, 10 x 61cm Y-Stakes and 10 x 91cm Y-Stakes.
Y-STAKES STARTER KIT
We also have a Starter Kit available which consists of 9 sizes of Y-stake (3 of each length) and is aimed at the gardener with a smaller border and budget. The Starter Kit consists of; 3 x 31cm Y-Stakes, 3 x 61cm Y-Stakes and 3 x 91cm Y-Stakes.
- Y-Stakes feature brown aluminium tube construction fitted with green plastic-coated wire retaining arms
- Flexible arms can be bent to shape and feature useful 'eyes' to which additional stakes can be joined
- Link stakes to support multiple planting, even forming a circle when required
- Use to allow plants to be threaded and tethered to a wall
- Y-stakes feature sharpened points which stake easily into the heaviest of soil
- Easy to move to another plant once flowering has finished
- Suitable for all plants at any stage of development
- Unobtrusive supports blend well into the flower bed
- Manufactured to a high quality standard
- Designed to give many years of practical outdoor service
- Tying wires (sold in a 30 pack) also available
- Please note the arm lengths refer to a single arm
Y-STAKES ECONOMY SELECTION
As a typical herbaceous border contains plants of many shapes, sizes and heights, we've put together a Y-stakes Economy Selection featuring no less than 30 of the most popular sizes of stake. The selection consists of the following sizes and quantities and represents a saving of £17 when the purchasing the included stakes individually;
- 31cm L Y-Stakes x 10
- 61cm L Y-Stakes x 10
- 91cm L Y-Stakes x 10
Y-STAKES STARTER KIT
We also have a Starter Kit available which consists of 9 sizes of Y-stake (3 of each length) and is aimed at the gardener with a smaller border and budget. The Starter Kit consists of;
- 31cm L Y-Stakes x 3
- 61cm L Y-Stakes x 3
- 91cm L Y-Stakes x 3
What The Press Say
Voted This Week's Best Buy - Top Marks - Shop Around
Encourage your flowers to keep their heads held high with this starter kit comprising three each of three lengths - 12in (30cm), 24in (60cm) and 36in (90cm). I was impressed with how robust these stakes were and I wouldn't flinch at using them to give more woody plants a helping hand. They're made from aluminium tubing cut to a point so they can be pushed into the ground more easily. I used a 2ft (60cm) stake on my delphinium, linking the Y shaped arms at the top to form a circle around the flower spike. I also tried two stakes joined together around a clump of Canterbury bells. Another option is to thread twine through the links to tether a plant to a wall. The company recommends them for top-heavy bloomers, such as dahlias and peonies, plus they can be used successfully in pots to support lilies. Once you start using them, like me, you'll find they have a great many uses around the garden. Although pricey, these should last years. You can buy specific lengths in packs of 5 or 10, which is more economical." Star Score 15/15: 5* Features, 5* Performance, 5* Value - Voted This Week's Best Buy - Top Marks
Tried & Tested : Plant Supports
These consist of an aluminium tube coated in brown plastic and with a pointed base, and two flexible wires coated in green plastic at the top to form the Y shape. The stake is pushed into the ground and the wires can be bent into different shapes depending on how you want to restrain the plant. The Y can be opened out to give a horizontal arm to hold stems back or several stakes can be placed around a plant and the arms linked together to form a circle. Used singly, the arms can be bent to create a loop around stems. This works well where a plant is flopping forward; it can be placed behind it and the arms bent around the stems to pull them back without it being seen. Pros: The stake is very sturdy and is easy to insert into the soil because of the pointed base. The colouring of the stake and arms helps the support blend into the background. By relying on only a single stake it is useful for pots, such as tall lilies. Cons: Not so suitable for bulky clumps with may stems. Overall: Although expensive, these supports have many uses within a flower garden due to their versatility. Suitable for: The shortest Y-stakes are suitable for holding annuals and tall thin perennials such as Verbene Hastata or Companula Persica as they remain low key. I used three of the medium-size stakes around a tall hardy geranium, G. Blue Cloud, bending and linking the arms together to create a large circle around the foliage. The tall stakes are great for propping up the odd stem that flops after summer rain, such as Galega.