Goodness gracious, great balls of twine. Like many gardeners, I’ve used Nutscene garden twine for years, but the different colours now available bring a smile to my face each time I go to tie a plant into its support. Black is a favourite colour as it blends well with any background and looks stylish with the green stems of plants. It will fade gradually with age.

The soft yet strong, 3-ply jute twine is absolutely prefect for tying in climbers, as well as training wall shrubs. These hefty 130m balls of twine are great value for money and will satisfy the most fastidious plant trainer. The ball itself is 105mm (4in.) high and the twine can be pulled from the centre to avoid tangling in use.