Repairing Enviromesh?

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Repairing Enviromesh?
« on: April 19, 2017, 10:51 »
Hi all,

My well-used enviromesh has a fair few small holes in it now. I'd like to patch it (with spare enviromesh) but sewing it all's going to take ages - can anyone recommend a glue that works?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Repairing Enviromesh?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 18:28 »
Sorry can't help with a glue as I repaired mine last year by sewing patches on cut off from the ends, but I bet it would melt if you did it with a lighter or something (not too fierce). Maybe one of those lighters you get for the gas hob etc, has a long nozzle on it

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Re: Repairing Enviromesh?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2017, 20:52 »
Thanks, Snowdrop! From all I've read I might be in for a long, boring day sewing patches from cut ends on tiny holes. Funny that Enviromesh don't seem to give any advice on how to repair it.

Does anyone know if you can put it in the washer?


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Re: Repairing Enviromesh?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2017, 22:31 »
Yes I've washed mine regularly, needs quite a hot wash to get it white again

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Re: Repairing Enviromesh?
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2017, 23:01 »
Thanks, that's really helpful. Not too bothered if it looks a bit tired, would just be nice to get rid of the algae and gunge! 😊

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Re: Repairing Enviromesh?
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2017, 08:13 »
Silicone sealant works as an adhesive as long as it's squashed through the mesh.

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Re: Repairing Enviromesh?
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2017, 09:13 »
Aha! That sounds good, and as I already have some I'll give it a try. Thanks very much, Blewit.

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Re: Repairing Enviromesh?
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2017, 20:33 »
be good to know how it works as I have sewed patches on mine before now.

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Re: Repairing Enviromesh?
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2017, 10:03 »
Well, after trying various things, I've resorted to darning the Environmesh using clear nylon thread. It works - but I can say without doubt it's the fiddliest, most boring, most time-consuming and frustrating 'garden' job I've ever had to do - enough to put you off gardening for life.

My advice is - if you possibly can, avoid getting holes in the damn stuff in the first place!  :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Repairing Enviromesh?
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2017, 12:52 »
Well, after trying various things, I've resorted to darning the Environmesh using clear nylon thread. It works - but I can say without doubt it's the fiddliest, most boring, most time-consuming and frustrating 'garden' job I've ever had to do - enough to put you off gardening for life.

My advice is - if you possibly can, avoid getting holes in the damn stuff in the first place!  :lol: :lol: :lol:

Very good advice!! I hold the small holes closed with a clothes peg, which looks a bit odd but seems to work
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