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  1. Jimb0b

    Which end?

    :whistle: Yes you were asking the shelving problem.. Sorry.. Went off on a tangent there.. if your tunnel is in full sun put your shelving in a bright area, but not direct sun or they will cook.. Maybe rig...
    :whistle: Yes you were asking the shelving problem.. Sorry.. Went off on a tangent there.. if your tunnel is in full sun put your shelving in a bright area, but not direct sun or they will cook.. Maybe rig some shade up if seedlings get too hot... Seedlings want bright but not full sun..
    :whistle: Yes you were asking the shelving problem.. Sorry.. Went off on a tangent there.. if your tunnel is in full sun put your shelving in a bright area, but not direct sun or they will cook.. Maybe rig some shade up if seedlings get too hot......
    :whistle: Yes you were asking the shelving problem.. Sorry.. Went off on a tangent there.. if your tunnel is in full sun put your shelving in a bright area, but not direct sun or they will cook.. Maybe rig...
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  2. Scudo
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    Compromise, sometimes we have to.

    @Scudo good workspace :blue thumb: i have similar ....but now looking at the side of the Chicken coop :chicken: to add another raised overwintering area for Dahlia pots etc .....no wall space wasted with us gardeners eh ;)
    @Scudo good workspace :blue thumb: i have similar ....but now looking at the side of the Chicken coop :chicken: to add another raised overwintering area for Dahlia pots etc .....no wall space wasted with us gardeners eh ;)
    @Scudo good workspace :blue thumb: i have similar ....but now looking at the side of the Chicken coop :chicken: to add another raised overwintering area for Dahlia pots etc .....no wall space wasted with us gardeners eh ;)
    @Scudo good workspace :blue thumb: i have similar ....but now looking at the side of the Chicken coop :chicken: to add another raised overwintering area for Dahlia pots etc .....no wall space wasted with us gardeners eh ;)
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  3. Safronsue

    Front and back ground bar on eBay poly

    And so you should be, nice tidy job!Happy growing..Steve...:)
    And so you should be, nice tidy job!Happy growing..Steve...:)
    And so you should be, nice tidy job!Happy growing..Steve...:)
    And so you should be, nice tidy job!Happy growing..Steve...:)
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  4. Safronsue

    Hello, from a gardener in Greece

    Sounds good :dbgrtmb:I'll be doing some touring next month but the only part of Greece I shall be going to will be Laconia.In 1963 I was working at sea and we were one of the ships that rushed to try...
    Sounds good :dbgrtmb:I'll be doing some touring next month but the only part of Greece I shall be going to will be Laconia.In 1963 I was working at sea and we were one of the ships that rushed to try and help with the rescue of the Lakonia that caught fire. :sad: Nearly 200 people died in that...
    Sounds good :dbgrtmb:I'll be doing some touring next month but the only part of Greece I shall be going to will be Laconia.In 1963 I was working at sea and we were one of the ships that rushed to try and help with the rescue of the Lakonia that...
    Sounds good :dbgrtmb:I'll be doing some touring next month but the only part of Greece I shall be going to will be Laconia.In 1963 I was working at sea and we were one of the ships that rushed to try...
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  5. Scrungee
    Like x 4

    My £86, 6 x 3m polytunnel from ebay

    That would be interesting!
    That would be interesting!
    That would be interesting!
    That would be interesting!
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  6. Jimb0b

    Any preference to suggestions??

    Thanks Steve what you have done with the grapes is kind of what I have in mind right on the edge of the polly tunnel so the roots can spread both inside and outJames
    Thanks Steve what you have done with the grapes is kind of what I have in mind right on the edge of the polly tunnel so the roots can spread both inside and outJames
    Thanks Steve what you have done with the grapes is kind of what I have in mind right on the edge of the polly tunnel so the roots can spread both inside and outJames
    Thanks Steve what you have done with the grapes is kind of what I have in mind right on the edge of the polly tunnel so the roots can spread both inside and outJames
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  7. Poly Hive

    My bodged poly due to sloping ground

    Showing the height difference I had to deal with. No doubt there are better ways but this is what I thought of.
    Showing the height difference I had to deal with. No doubt there are better ways but this is what I thought of.
    Showing the height difference I had to deal with. No doubt there are better ways but this is what I thought of.
    Showing the height difference I had to deal with. No doubt there are better ways but this is what I thought of.
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  8. wavebuster

    HOW MANY?

    A gardener I have a great respect for is Richard Sandford of Lower Lovetts Farm Lower Lovetts Farm ::He grows his tomatoes in smallish pots too.From this gallery Lower Lovetts Farm ::...
    A gardener I have a great respect for is Richard Sandford of Lower Lovetts Farm Lower Lovetts Farm ::He grows his tomatoes in smallish pots too.From this gallery Lower Lovetts Farm :: DetailsSteve...:)
    A gardener I have a great respect for is Richard Sandford of Lower Lovetts Farm Lower Lovetts Farm ::He grows his tomatoes in smallish pots too.From this gallery Lower Lovetts Farm :: DetailsSteve...:)
    A gardener I have a great respect for is Richard Sandford of Lower Lovetts Farm Lower Lovetts Farm ::He grows his tomatoes in smallish pots too.From this gallery Lower Lovetts Farm ::...
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  9. Quackerjack

    Solar Powered Fan to aid ventilation?

    Dick always seemed to work backwards, he`d build whatever it was then try to figure why it didnt work, physics and thermodynamics arent his thing ;) It would be great if a cubic metre of...
    Dick always seemed to work backwards, he`d build whatever it was then try to figure why it didnt work, physics and thermodynamics arent his thing ;) It would be great if a cubic metre of gravel/broken glass and a pc fan could heat and cool a greenhouse but tbh a hot cuppa tea (heating) and an...
    Dick always seemed to work backwards, he`d build whatever it was then try to figure why it didnt work, physics and thermodynamics arent his thing ;) It would be great if a cubic metre of gravel/broken glass and a pc fan could heat and cool a...
    Dick always seemed to work backwards, he`d build whatever it was then try to figure why it didnt work, physics and thermodynamics arent his thing ;) It would be great if a cubic metre of...
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  10. Jimcub

    Poly tunnel doors

    I used an old wood greenhouse end frame to make a ready made door, works well and I can lock it. Plus a roll of mesh to make a barrier for cats when door is open in hot weather,
    I used an old wood greenhouse end frame to make a ready made door, works well and I can lock it. Plus a roll of mesh to make a barrier for cats when door is open in hot weather,
    I used an old wood greenhouse end frame to make a ready made door, works well and I can lock it. Plus a roll of mesh to make a barrier for cats when door is open in hot weather,
    I used an old wood greenhouse end frame to make a ready made door, works well and I can lock it. Plus a roll of mesh to make a barrier for cats when door is open in hot weather,
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  11. Davidsup

    Using windbreak netting on top to protect and tightening cover polytunnel

    I used webbing straps with 18" ground anchors, loosely tied so not to bend the plastic but will not allow it to expand in the wind. 3 on a 9m tunnel
    I used webbing straps with 18" ground anchors, loosely tied so not to bend the plastic but will not allow it to expand in the wind. 3 on a 9m tunnel
    I used webbing straps with 18" ground anchors, loosely tied so not to bend the plastic but will not allow it to expand in the wind. 3 on a 9m tunnel
    I used webbing straps with 18" ground anchors, loosely tied so not to bend the plastic but will not allow it to expand in the wind. 3 on a 9m tunnel
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  12. savo318

    Pollinating toms in a tunnel

    Does anyone have any tips on pollinating broad beans in a tunnel?
    Does anyone have any tips on pollinating broad beans in a tunnel?
    Does anyone have any tips on pollinating broad beans in a tunnel?
    Does anyone have any tips on pollinating broad beans in a tunnel?
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  13. Poly Hive

    is this any good please?

    Tip: Add a sticky label to the side of your tape measure and write on that to avoid keep losing scraps of paper with dimensions on before you get home.Overall length of '6 metre' long tunnel is...
    Tip: Add a sticky label to the side of your tape measure and write on that to avoid keep losing scraps of paper with dimensions on before you get home.Overall length of '6 metre' long tunnel is 5950mm and removing a single intermediate section would reduce it by 990mm, reducing the overall...
    Tip: Add a sticky label to the side of your tape measure and write on that to avoid keep losing scraps of paper with dimensions on before you get home.Overall length of '6 metre' long tunnel is 5950mm and removing a single intermediate section...
    Tip: Add a sticky label to the side of your tape measure and write on that to avoid keep losing scraps of paper with dimensions on before you get home.Overall length of '6 metre' long tunnel is...
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  14. Leadbelly

    Clothes drying in tunnel

    same as mine great piece of kit saves a fortune in the tumble drier alex
    same as mine great piece of kit saves a fortune in the tumble drier alex
    same as mine great piece of kit saves a fortune in the tumble drier alex
    same as mine great piece of kit saves a fortune in the tumble drier alex
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  15. Quackerjack

    what to grow and what not to grow?

    That is great, thanks. Either you are feeding an army or else you are awfully fond of brassicas! :)
    That is great, thanks. Either you are feeding an army or else you are awfully fond of brassicas! :)
    That is great, thanks. Either you are feeding an army or else you are awfully fond of brassicas! :)
    That is great, thanks. Either you are feeding an army or else you are awfully fond of brassicas! :)
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  16. Poly Hive

    Where to source from

    Thanks (belatedly) for this Steve.Due to lack of tow bar and trailer buying commercial is not going to be possible.My proposed site is pretty sheltered so a lighter model will hopefully be...
    Thanks (belatedly) for this Steve.Due to lack of tow bar and trailer buying commercial is not going to be possible.My proposed site is pretty sheltered so a lighter model will hopefully be quite suitable.Any makes you can suggest as we can fit in 5m x 3 or 4m.PH
    Thanks (belatedly) for this Steve.Due to lack of tow bar and trailer buying commercial is not going to be possible.My proposed site is pretty sheltered so a lighter model will hopefully be quite suitable.Any makes you can suggest as we...
    Thanks (belatedly) for this Steve.Due to lack of tow bar and trailer buying commercial is not going to be possible.My proposed site is pretty sheltered so a lighter model will hopefully be...
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  17. freeflow

    Lean to growing versus polytunel

    Forgot to mention there is clear corrugated sheeting available so you can replace the rooftop?
    Forgot to mention there is clear corrugated sheeting available so you can replace the rooftop?
    Forgot to mention there is clear corrugated sheeting available so you can replace the rooftop?
    Forgot to mention there is clear corrugated sheeting available so you can replace the rooftop?
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  18. Scudo

    poly greenhouse

    Condensation will persist from day today, its part of our damp climate. Dampness can be more of a killer than the actual cold.You can only do your best and ventilate when ever you get the chance.
    Condensation will persist from day today, its part of our damp climate. Dampness can be more of a killer than the actual cold.You can only do your best and ventilate when ever you get the chance.
    Condensation will persist from day today, its part of our damp climate. Dampness can be more of a killer than the actual cold.You can only do your best and ventilate when ever you get the chance.
    Condensation will persist from day today, its part of our damp climate. Dampness can be more of a killer than the actual cold.You can only do your best and ventilate when ever you get the chance.
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  19. Rob Taylor

    Time for a tunnel

    stainless bolts would be best but could cost you more than the tunnel. If you coat zinc bolts/hardware with a thin layer of vaseline it`ll keep the moisture off and they wont rust as fast.
    stainless bolts would be best but could cost you more than the tunnel. If you coat zinc bolts/hardware with a thin layer of vaseline it`ll keep the moisture off and they wont rust as fast.
    stainless bolts would be best but could cost you more than the tunnel. If you coat zinc bolts/hardware with a thin layer of vaseline it`ll keep the moisture off and they wont rust as fast.
    stainless bolts would be best but could cost you more than the tunnel. If you coat zinc bolts/hardware with a thin layer of vaseline it`ll keep the moisture off and they wont rust as fast.
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  20. wavebuster
    Funny x 4

    NOBODY LIKES TO DO IT!

    Potato/Tomato blight needs green material to survive. It will not overwinter in the soil.
    Potato/Tomato blight needs green material to survive. It will not overwinter in the soil.
    Potato/Tomato blight needs green material to survive. It will not overwinter in the soil.
    Potato/Tomato blight needs green material to survive. It will not overwinter in the soil.
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