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  2. Steve R
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    Steve's Polytunnels

    I imagine that it will be some time at least before he even thinks of it as he's very busy at the moment.
    I imagine that it will be some time at least before he even thinks of it as he's very busy at the moment.
    I imagine that it will be some time at least before he even thinks of it as he's very busy at the moment.
    I imagine that it will be some time at least before he even thinks of it as he's very busy at the moment.
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  3. Marley Farley
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    Marley's Tunnel...

    I pulled the onions today and peeled the dry or nasty skins of the shallots today as well .. will put pics up later..
    I pulled the onions today and peeled the dry or nasty skins of the shallots today as well .. will put pics up later..
    I pulled the onions today and peeled the dry or nasty skins of the shallots today as well .. will put pics up later..
    I pulled the onions today and peeled the dry or nasty skins of the shallots today as well .. will put pics up later..
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  4. Webmaster
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    My Polytunnel(s)

    Nicely done Nathan..Steve...:)
    Nicely done Nathan..Steve...:)
    Nicely done Nathan..Steve...:)
    Nicely done Nathan..Steve...:)
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  6. freeflow

    Green poly tunnels

    The ones with 'green' covers are normally much, much cheaper than those sold with clear covers.Green covers start rapidly deteriorating after a couple of years, so can either be replaced when...
    The ones with 'green' covers are normally much, much cheaper than those sold with clear covers.Green covers start rapidly deteriorating after a couple of years, so can either be replaced when the polythene between the mesh begins to shower down, or immediately re-sell the supplied cover on...
    The ones with 'green' covers are normally much, much cheaper than those sold with clear covers.Green covers start rapidly deteriorating after a couple of years, so can either be replaced when the polythene between the mesh begins to shower...
    The ones with 'green' covers are normally much, much cheaper than those sold with clear covers.Green covers start rapidly deteriorating after a couple of years, so can either be replaced when...
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  7. WoolyBack

    Polytunnel ventilation

    Used them for years never had a major problem with them. If you live in a cold area then take them off and store frost free over winter, remember to lock vent after removal.
    Used them for years never had a major problem with them. If you live in a cold area then take them off and store frost free over winter, remember to lock vent after removal.
    Used them for years never had a major problem with them. If you live in a cold area then take them off and store frost free over winter, remember to lock vent after removal.
    Used them for years never had a major problem with them. If you live in a cold area then take them off and store frost free over winter, remember to lock vent after removal.
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  8. Safronsue

    ebay poly leaking on seam

    Well it shouldn’t be leaking, but they do make a lot of condensation are you sure it isn’t that which is dripping?
    Well it shouldn’t be leaking, but they do make a lot of condensation are you sure it isn’t that which is dripping?
    Well it shouldn’t be leaking, but they do make a lot of condensation are you sure it isn’t that which is dripping?
    Well it shouldn’t be leaking, but they do make a lot of condensation are you sure it isn’t that which is dripping?
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Scrungee
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    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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Jimcub

    Another eBay poly

    Just an update the cost of my polytunnel watering system was £14, plus hose and connectors which I had nocking about in the shed so no extra cost to me. The water butt pump was a sale item in...
    Just an update the cost of my polytunnel watering system was £14, plus hose and connectors which I had nocking about in the shed so no extra cost to me. The water butt pump was a sale item in wickes for £16, so 30 odd quid for a system to use all summer, during illness and holidays is very cost...
    Just an update the cost of my polytunnel watering system was £14, plus hose and connectors which I had nocking about in the shed so no extra cost to me. The water butt pump was a sale item in wickes for £16, so 30 odd quid for a system to use all...
    Just an update the cost of my polytunnel watering system was £14, plus hose and connectors which I had nocking about in the shed so no extra cost to me. The water butt pump was a sale item in...
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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