Tomato supports at Waterperry Gardens

We finally got around to taking a walk around Waterperry Gardens (thanks to a 2 for 1 voucher!) and it was well worth it.  The gardens are far more extensive than we thought and the borders and the “Yew Henge” are really great – you can easily spend a good couple of hours (and we did) looking at everything there is to see.

However there wasn’t really a great deal going on in the walled garden at the time – apart from a group being taught how to prune hedges – which was a new one. I did spot a strange structure in one of the vegetable beds and we (ok I) went over to investigate.

The structure (pictured) was being used as supports for their tomatoes and it was intriguing to say the least. There is some serious engineering going on here and I am not sure how they are being anchored at the bottom but if nothing else, it looks impressive.

How effective it is I am not entirely sure but I have made a little note and when the opportunity arises I am going to give it a go.