Chainlock Ties (25m) £9.10
+ £5 p&p
John Chambers Wildflower Seed 01423 332130 johnchamberswildflowers.co.uk
Another tying system on a roll but this one has a clever slot and lock mechanism. Made of plastic strapping and supplied in 82ft (25m) rolls. Width: (11.4mm). Thickness: 2.5mm.
Less soft and less kind to the tree than the other ties reviewed, but was simple to cut to size, wrap around the tree and secure by threading one end through a slot and turning to lock.
So simple, gives 50 or more tree ties but has many more strapping uses than just tying plants. It works out at just over 56p per metre (including delivery) and, what’s more, it’s reusable. Other sizes are available.