Our New Polytunnel

Discussion in 'Poly-Tunnel Gardening' started by Vince, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. Vince

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    OK, it's Carols, supposed to be arriving tomorrow....... a job for me at the weekend?

    Its temporary home will be on a concrete base close to the house, somewhere for Carol to over winter her "delicates".

    The trouble is, we have two puppies!!!!!!
     
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      Hi @Vince - watch out - I would suggest putting some sort of temporary wire fence outside the polytunnel to keep the puppies away. When I had ours first, the cats (who were NOT kittens and should have known better) were trying to catch bees and butterflies that had got inside the tunnel by clawing at the outside! A roll of clear weatherproof sticky tape is worth keeping around...
       
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        The polytunnel has arrived, sincerely hope it has full "destruction" details with it, it's me assembling afterall! :snorky:
         
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        Very brave of you Vince! I'm sure you'll do fine. Let's hope the weather's not too bad. I look forward to hearing all your future polytunnel news. :spinning:
         
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        oh i like this lol i will do most of the work while he moans from carol
         
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        I`m sure you will have thought of it already Vince, but it is really important to put your poly cover on the tunnel when it is sunny and warm. The tighter it is the better!
        We used to work as a team when we covered the huge tunnels at work, and whenever it had to be done the cloud nearly always covered the sun, and the bliddy wind got up!!
         
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          And it might seem a minor point, but I think it is useful when you form the 'pleats' in the cover at the ends, where it is attached to the doorframe, to try to get all the pleats 'facing downwards' inside the tunnel. That way any water from your watering system doesn't hang about in the grooves formed by the pleats. It gets green and horrible...
           
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