Winegrowers Supplies - Vine Tying and Clips
Natural raffia: the best for tying new young growth, 75p per 50 gram ball.
for cutting raffia, twine etc,
Aluminium, three sizes, 20, 22 or 24 mm diameter, £3.30
or plastic, 23 mm, £2.75
MAX Tapener: since 1968, uses flat plastic strip, various colours and strengths:-
Ties a plant with the squeeze of your hand. One squeeze of the handle stretches the tape between the jaws ready to wrap around the plant stem and support. A second squeeze staples the tape firmly and cuts it off:-
MAX HT-B(N) 'gun', £38.50 Scrap Free model with the ecologically friendly mechanism eliminating tape scraps:
blue tape, original MAX, £6.00 for a box of 10 x 26 metre rolls
blue tape, IMF, £4.95 for a box of 10 x 26 metre rolls
box of 4800 staples (604E), original MAX, £2.85
replacement blades, pack of three, £4.95
Black plastic 'elbow' clips: Rebst#1:-
£33.00 per bag of 1000.
for attaching fruiting canes to the bottom wire, easily releasable.
After winter pruning they can be left to hang on the wire ready for clipping the replacement cane.
Red plastic clip R#45 for pairs of wires:-
£19.50 per bag of 1000.
Black plastic clips D#6:-
for securing the main stock of older vines to a horizontal trellis wire, after the bamboo cane has disintegrated. Easily adjustable as the stock grows thicker:
208 mm long, secondhand ones are available @ £4.50 per 100.
Unlike in the photo, I take the clip in the opposite direction so that the plastic is between the vine stock and the wire.
EPDM rubber bands: used to secure vine stocks to stakes or canes, and many other uses:-
with a hammer-head shape at one end, which fits through the loop at the other end of the band, after it is stretched around the stock.
Blitzbinder:- like Tubex ancorfix:-
4.5 cm long: bag of 1 kilo (about 680) £20.95 / or bag of 5 kilos (about 3400) £111.00
7 cm long: bag of 1 kilo (about 490) £20.45 / or bag of 5 kilos (about 2450) £109.00
Note: 7 cm has a 1 cm hammer-head and 6 cm long band, which can stretch to about 9 cm; it fits around a circumference of 6 to 9 cm.
It's the most popular size for vines.
9 cm long: bag of 1 kilo (about 300) £20.25 / or bag of 5 kilos (about 1500) £97.50
11 cm long: bag of 1 kilo (about 250) £20.25 / or bag of 5 kilos (about 1250) £97.50
"the original and the best on the market":
6 cm long 520 per kilo
11 cm long 250 per kilo
Soft plastic hollow tube for tying vine stocks, lasts about 6 to 8 years, black, dark green etc,
in a net which allows it to be pulled out and cut (with snips or a finger knife) as required,
4 mm diameter, 100 metre roll, £6.00
other diameters available.
Paper covered wire: 1.5 mm diameter Kraft paper with 0.5 mm steel wire inside. A large roll which can be cut as required for use as twist tyes, they
last a year or two before the wire rusts, weighs about 1 kilo, £7.25
Prices shown are exclusive of Vat.
Delivery usually will need to be charged at cost.