Haldimand Horticultural Society Virtual Seedy Saturday
Make a chicken wire plant cage to protect young plants from squirrels or rabbits and to support taller plants like Dahlias from a lampshade frame. Used lampshades can be found at local Thrift Stores, are reasonably priced frame and they come in many assorted sizes and shapes
Other frames that worked well are tomato cages with wire ends removed, wire baskets from the Dollar Store, garden planters or hanging baskets with the coconut liner removed.
-Paper or Cardboard for making pattern.
-Garden gloves to protect hands as wire ends are very sharp!
-Needle Nose Pliers.
-Spray can of Rust Paint
-Medium side cardboard box to use as a spray booth.
Strip the fabric from an old wired lampshade covered with fabric (not plastic type).
Trace the shape of a panel onto paper or cardboard.
Lay the pattern onto chicken wire (wearing gloves to protect hands is advisable)
Cut the shape with wire cutters adding a generous salvage of an additional 2 inches or more that will be trimmed off and removed.
Attach the cut chicken wire panel to one of the sections of the lampshade frame.
With the needle nose pliers roll the edges of the wire panel to the frame and secure the entire piece on al four sides. Remove the unneeded excess.
Add another panel alongside the first repeating the above procedure.
Continue adding panels around the entire frame.
Spray paint with a rust preventative pain in colour of choice.