A Quick Tip -- Staking Your Plants: Panty Hose and Roses

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A Quick Tip -- Staking Your Plants

By plantladylin
July 11, 2012

Old panty hose: Cut in thin strips and use for tying vines and tall plants to stakes, they are gentle on the plant tissue and hold up for a long time.

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Paul2032
Jul 10, 2012 6:42 PM CST
I used to save my wives panty hose all year to tie together my roses in the early winter so heavy snow wouldn't spread and break them apart. We haven't had that kind of snow the last few years so I don't do it anymore.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 10, 2012 6:54 PM CST
There's a large Knock Out Rose right next to the gate to our deck, planted by the former homeowner. I cut the plant back because it was encroaching on the walkway to the gate but it grew back pretty quickly so I used strips of panty hose to tie it up to a tree. I find that strips of nylon panty hose last a long time, even in the heat and humidity of Florida!
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krancmm
Jul 10, 2012 7:27 PM CST
Great tip that I forgot about after I retired and no longer had 100s of snagged and run panty hose. Now I'll have to buy some Rolling on the floor laughing
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RobertB
Jul 10, 2012 9:22 PM CST
For us GUYS that don't have panty hose.. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing We use nylon head bands we get from Walmart to help stake up our plumeria. Works great!
Excellent tip Plantladylin! I tip my hat to you.


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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 11, 2012 9:13 AM CST
Monica: LOL, I buy the cheapest packs of knee hi's that I can find! Green Grin!

RobertB: Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Those headbands would work just as well ... I'll have to check out the prices next time I'm at Wal-Mart, they may be cheaper than panty hose. Green Grin!
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kqcrna
Jul 14, 2012 8:19 AM CST
I don't wear pantyhose any more either, but my Mom does. I have her save worn out ones for me.

I have a neighbor who always has everything. I got a huge bag of them from her and her two daughters. That was several years ago and I'm still using them.

Karen

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