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Plant Training Wire Kits. Wire and Strainer for Plant Support
Stainless steel kits with everything you need for supporting climbing plants or trees
Plant Training Wire Kits
|Available Options||Grade||3mm Wire
|6mm x 60mm Eye Bolts||Rope Grips for 3mm Wire||Hook/Eye Turnbuckles||Code||Price (inc VAT)|
|2.5m Plant Training Kit||316||2.5||2||4||1||PTK-2.5||£11.82|
|5m Plant Training Kit||316||5||4||4||1||PTK-5||£17.14|
|7.5m Plant Training Kit||316||7.5||5||4||1||PTK-7.5||£21.58|
|10m Plant Training Kit||316||10||8||8||2||PTK-10||£33.77|
|15m Plant Training Kit||316||15||10||8||2||PTK-15||£42.28|
|20m Plant Training Kit||316||20||16||16||4||PTK-20||£68.54|
The basic wire plant support kit allows you to easily form a wide range of ambitious plant training layouts to your own design.
Fittings supplied are designed to work together and are manufactured from high quality long lasting stainless steel making it perfect for your garden or any outdoor application.
This versatile system can be used to form a lattice as part of a pergola or canopy -
- For woody vines or plants such as Wisteria
- A green wall system for training of Ivy
- As part of a decorative façade
- Grapevine supports for your vineyard
- An espalier for fruit bearing trees
or for just about any plant support applications you could desire - the only limit is your imagination!
Each kit includes a quantity of the following items, designed to work together:
- Highly flexible 3mm 7x19 wire rope in 316 stainless steel
- Easily attachable 3mm rope grips to form eye loops 316 stainless steel
- Robust 6mm x 60mm wood thread vine eyes to guide the cable in stainless steel
- 5mm Hook-Eye turnbuckle strainer to quickly tension the system in 316 stainless steel.
- Please Note: Rawl pugs not included, we recommend using Brown No.10 size if mounting into masonry.
Make your own...
Get creative... You can make your own bespoke plant training wire kit to suit your own design.
Below we have listed all the individual components required, so you can add as many extra supports and end fittings you need.
Tip: For each single wire rope run we recommend using an eye bolt for each end, a minimum of two wire rope grips at each end and a turnbuckle to apply tension, you can add extra eye bolts for support on very long runs of wire.
Stainless Steel Wire Rope, flexible 7x19 construction.
Eye Bolts with wood screw thread in stainless steel.
Hook - Eye Turnbuckles in stainless steel.
Wire Rope Grips in stainless steel.
Need some help?
Download and print our installation advice sheet for the DIY Plant Training Wire Kit.
Support wires should be put in place prior to planting.
The wood thread eye bolts or vine eyes - which act as the main wall fixings in this system, are designed to easily screw into any timber surface, although they will also fix perfectly in to masonry with the addition of a plastic plug (not supplied).
1. Getting Started
It is a good idea to layout your design onto the relevant surface with a pen or chalk. Once fixing points have been marked out, drill pilot holes for the wood screw thread eye bolts.
2. Attach the Eye Bolts
Screw the vine eye bolts onto the mounting surface. Remember if mounting onto masonry use a plastic rawl plug for a secure hold.
3. Thread Wire Rope to Form a Loop
Thread one end of the stainless steel wire through one eye bolt, so that it loops back on itself. We recommend approx 120mm of turn back.
4. Attach Wire Rope Grips
Secure the wire rope loop by using two wire rope grips. We recommend using the rope grips in pairs to provide as secure a connection as possible.
A: Place the first grip furthest away from the loop.
B: Second grip is placed to create a loop of 45mm.
Unscrew the locking nuts to remove the U shaped bar.
Simply place the live end into the saddle of the body and the U-Bar over the dead end of the wire rope.
Replace locking nuts and tighten evenly using a wrench or spanner.
5. Prepare the Turnbuckle
We recommend starting with each end of the turnbuckle half engaged to start with, this is so you can apply tension to the wire rope once fitted. Simpy rotate the central strainer body to release the hook and eye ends of the turnbuckle.
6. Attach Wire Rope to the Turnbuckle
Hook the half engaged turnbuckle into the opposite eye bolt.
Thread the dead end of the wire rope through the eye of the turnbuckle and loop back on itself. Again we recommend approx 120mm of turn back.
Using a good set of wire cutters, trim the wire to provide neat and tidy finish.
7. Secure Wire Rope with Wire Rope Grips
Repeating step 4 - Secure the wire rope loop by using two wire rope grips.
8. Apply Tension
To create the wire tension simply rotate the central body of the strainer until you have the required tension. It is important that you do not allow the wire rope to be twisted as you tighten the turnbuckle.
The Essential Partner
Hand Held Wire Cutters for a neat and tidy cut.
Did You know
S3i supplied this product to the family featured in the BBC One series 'DIY SOS: The Big Build' and was used as part of a life changing transformation to the home of a family in Rednal, Birmingham.
Plant Training Wire Kits