That was, however, in the long and distant past......until my friend drew my attention to this:
in the Guardian's Weekend Magazine!
Macramé indoor plant hangers are trendy again! A few years ago my mother had given me back a couple of the hangers I made (presents to my mother are like boomerangs - they all go back to the giver eventually) and I have used them in the greenhouse.
I wasn't expecting that!