Winegrowers Supplies - Vine Tying and Clips
Natural raffia: the best for tying new young growth, 75p per 50 gram ball
Finger knife: for cutting raffia or twine, three sizes, £3
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', £34.95
Scrap Free model with the new ecologically friendly mechanism eliminating tape scraps.
blue tape, original MAX, £5.50 for a box of 10 x 26 metre rolls
blue tape, IMF, £4.50 for a box of 10 x 26 metre rolls
box of 4800 staples (604E), original MAX, £2.60
replacement blades, pack of three, £4.00
Plastic 'elbow' clips Dia#24:-
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.
Also for securely fixing bamboo canes / vine support poles to the trellis wire.
We have sold hundreds of thousands of these, £33 per 1000
from a different manufacturer, £30 per 1000
Red plastic clip R#45 for pairs of wires:-
£15 per 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, £9.00 per 100 (some 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: with a hammer-head shape appendage at one end, used to secure vine stocks to stakes or
canes, and many other uses:-
Blitzbinder - these are like Tubex ancorfix:-
4.5 cm long: bag of 1 kilo (about 680) £20.95 / or bag of 5 kilos (about 3400) £101.00
7 cm long: bag of 1 kilo (about 490) £20.45 / or bag of 5 kilos (about 2450) £99.00
9 cm long: bag of 1 kilo (about 300) £18.40 / or bag of 5 kilos (about 1500) £88.65
11 cm long: bag of 1 kilo (about 250) £18.40 / or bag of 5 kilos (about 1250) £88.65
or Fixbinder, a cheaper alternative, similar to Blitzbinder but smaller 'heads' and lighter weight,
all sizes £14.90 per kilo:-
7 cm x 4mm: bag of 1 kilo (about 620)
8 cm x 4mm: bag of 1 kilo (about 646)
11 cm x 4mm: bag of 1 kilo (about 470)
12 cm x 6mm: 1 kilo (about 292)
14 cm x 6mm: 1 kilo (about 250)
15.5 cm x 6mm: 1 kilo (about 220)
Experience from a customer who has used both types: "I preferred the
Blitzbinder to the Fixbinder, their field life is better and they are stretchier
and easier to apply.".
Prices shown are exclusive of Vat.
Delivery (by carrier or postage) will usually need to be charged at cost.