DIY garden netting frames

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Sam Bird

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DIY garden netting frames
« on: May 23, 2020, 11:18 »
I have bought myself some debris netting. I'm now looking for the cheapest way to create a structure I can put over my plants. I know a lot of people at my allotment use that blue MDPE pipe to do this, however I can't see to find it was that cheap anywhere.

What methods have people used to create cheap netting frames that are easy to lift up to get to plants?

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Re: DIY garden netting frames
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2020, 11:52 »
I have found Screwfix as good as any one for blue pipe
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Re: DIY garden netting frames
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2020, 11:56 »
It is worth shopping around for the blue water pipe. Last lot I bought was from Screwfix.  I remember I looked for the same product at Travis Perkins and it was really expensive.

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Sam Bird

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Re: DIY garden netting frames
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2020, 12:05 »
Screwfix does seem to be the cheapest, you can only buy it in 50m rolls though, which seems like too much.

What would be better; a tunnel sort of frame using the blue pipe, or a  square frame using white PVC pipe? Need to work out what would be cheaper.

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Re: DIY garden netting frames
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2020, 19:24 »
I have found the local Freecycle group (they are all over the UK) invaluable for getting usual bits and pieces. I got about 15 metres of blue pipe for free from one person who had some left over from a house build, and some wooden frames from an old fence from another - used as below. Mutate and survive 🙂
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Re: DIY garden netting frames
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2020, 19:42 »
Buy a cheap pack of roofing battens and make your own frames like in this old thread https://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=34665.msg415828#msg415828

It's always a faff lifting the netting to get inside. If it was easy the butterflies would find the way in as well  ::) I weight my netting down with bricks and old fence posts. There's usually a lot of fence posts to be found just after a storm  :lol: :lol:
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