Easy Thinking Beyond the Garden Frame

April 15, 2010 by

FIGO is a great new flexible garden frame connector whose use extends beyond plant frames: it’s great for constructing makeshift tents, sculptures, windbreaks, pet enclosures, geodesic domes – use your imagination!

FIGO allows you the freedom to build your own garden frames to whatever size or shape you need, protect your plants from garden pests (or even children!), provide support for climbing plants, and is also perfect for raised bed systems.

Here’s the how-to:  1) use FIGO along with bamboo canes or other tubes and rods 8 to 16mm in diameter. 2) Insert your own bamboo canes into the corner connectors. 3) Build your frame to the height you need 4) toss some netting over the whole thing to keep those pests out.

Apart from their clever design, for urban gardens and small spaces, I like that the connectors are easy to use, can be reused, are multi-functional–and they come in a compost-friendly cardboard box, so nothing goes to waste.

Let your imagination take over and see what structures you can build in your garden. Your kids will love them too, as they’re great for building tunnels, wigwams, dens and tents!

At this time, FIGO is looking for US distributors and is shipping only from the UK. For orders outside the UK, they are accepting email enquiries@figoframes.com and are happy to help.

  • http://www.matthewmiddleton.ca Matt

    If you live in Canada, you can get them from Lee Valley Tools. Not sure if they sell them on the American site as well, but it’s worth a look.

  • http://www.iflorist.co.uk Ann Flowers

    Wow…this garden frame looks awesome. Wish if I could set it up in my own garden and protect it from birds.

  • http://www.potteringaround.com Pottering Around

    I just checked. Lee Valley Tools will ship from Canada to the US. Looks like a great product to me.

    Marina

  • Bridget Butlin

    I have used some Figo connectors with great success, both to hold up various sizes of plant protection netting ‘cages’, and also to provide a climbing frame for my runner beans. I plan to experiment with using them to build temporary shade cages this year. They are so easy and quick to work with! Also they have survived a winter outside in the Northeast of the US, and are just as flexible as when new. Figo connectors are my latest favourite gift for gardening friends.

  • peter baker

    I saw FIGO in an early stage of development and they have come on amazingly. Fantastic idea – now should I put my vegetables in the cage or my dog? Ideal for raised beds.

  • http://www.bau-outdoors.co.uk Tom

    We have been stocking FIGO connectors for the past few months over in the UK at Bau Outdoors. We’ve had fantastic feedback from customers and our in-house gardener has been testing a set with great results! They are so easy to use and as a couple of our customers have found, the FIGO connectors make a fantastic gift for kids, as they can be used to construct all kinds of tipis & dens..!

  • http://www.modeflowers.com shalymere

    So easy to use and flexible garden Frame.

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