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Sheena

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« on: April 15, 2007, 21:01 »
Hi all,

I was considering using some tunnels to protect brassicas and carrots, that is until I saw the prices :shock:

Does anyone know a cheaper way to do the same kind of thing? I wondered if I could buy some hoops and fleece seperately and do it more cheaply that way.

Any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2007, 21:15 »
you could make your own hoops sheena out of plastic waste pipe or blue water pipe there was a thread on here but i cant find it
feed the soil not the plants
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2007, 22:07 »
And places like Wilkinson's sell fleece.  I got mine half price at my local garden centre 3 years ago, and I'm still using it, but usually because I use it in the greenhouse for covering stuff while there's still a chance of frost.

Last year I bought 2 largish bits of neetting in Wilko's for £3.50 a pack, stitched them together and put them over hoops to protect my brassicas from the white butterflies.  Kept most of them off, exccept one or two which folded their wings as they squeezed through the tiny gaps, but it didn't keep the whitefly off, so I'm trying to get hold of some enviromesh this year, but its got to be cheap!!!!

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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2007, 08:38 »
Lidl are selling all their garden stuff again. Tunnels 2 metres by 5 metres £1.99.

I've also made my own tunnels using blue plumbing pipe and Poly sheets.

There's a posting on grow your own which as a link showing you how to make loads of stuff posted by purplebat.
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2007, 08:47 »
Do you mean Leeky's link in Building and construction :?:

link to building a few things
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2007, 09:31 »
oop's
  Yes leeky's link



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