Polytunnels

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Polytunnels
« on: October 02, 2009, 17:35 »
Hi all,
I'm looking to make a poly tunnel over the autumn and winter for next year. I reckon I can make the frame but can I buy the plastic covers seperately? How much are they? (are you allowed to reccomend any websites?  ::) )
Also, any tips would be great.  :)

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Re: Polytunnels
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2009, 18:22 »
Oddly enough, i was just looking at some that were linked directly from this site.... It was the advert link just at the top of each thread....
99 for the complete kit 4.5Metres long..

Now all I have to do is remember the name of the firm......
Oh, and convince the missus, of course.... :nowink:

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Re: Polytunnels
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2009, 20:01 »
Cheese makes everything better.

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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2009, 21:28 »
I was asked to start this sticky about polytunnel growing.  You may find the links on there interesting!

http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=30820.0

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Re: Polytunnels
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2009, 10:33 »
Oddly enough, i was just looking at some that were linked directly from this site.... It was the advert link just at the top of each thread....
99 for the complete kit 4.5Metres long..

Now all I have to do is remember the name of the firm......
Oh, and convince the missus, of course.... :nowink:

http://www.warehouse24.co.uk/products.php?category_id=20&af=allotment

That's the link that was on here,I had a look.

I worked it out if you bought two of the 3m x 2m polly tunnels for 79 quid each it'd be cheaper than buying the biggest and most expensive one they do at 179.96 for a 6m x 3m one.

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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2009, 21:18 »
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I worked it out if you bought two of the 3m x 2m polly tunnels for 79 quid each it'd be cheaper than buying the biggest and most expensive one they do at 179.96 for a 6m x 3m one.

See, that's the kind of thinking I can only covet...  :blush:
Well spotted Mike.  ;)

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Re: Polytunnels
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2009, 21:57 »
Thanks everyone :)

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Re: Polytunnels
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2009, 23:57 »
I am now very envious--- must think about a polytunnel!!  ;)
Never keep your wish-bone where your back-bone ought to be.

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Re: Polytunnels
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2009, 08:00 »
I worked it out if you bought two of the 3m x 2m polly tunnels for 79 quid each it'd be cheaper than buying the biggest and most expensive one they do at 179.96 for a 6m x 3m one.

but surely it's the area you need to think about - 160 for 12m2 or 180 for 18m2 - know which I would go for...

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« Last Edit: October 05, 2009, 17:43 by Yorkie »

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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2009, 08:02 »
oops my post ended up in the quote... :(

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Re: Polytunnels
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2009, 17:44 »
Is that better for you Savbo?  :D
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: Polytunnels
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2009, 17:45 »
thankyou Yorkie! Will preview before posting next time!

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Re: Polytunnels
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2009, 21:28 »
So who is buying what and what will you use it for?  :unsure:

I have no greenhouse on the plot (unlike most other people nearby) and I rather like the look of a polytunnel if it is good, longish lasting value for money and helps me produce a crop I would otherwise miss.




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Re: Polytunnels
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2009, 22:43 »
Could i just say that the polytunnels advertised above some of the threads are best suited to a garden, where they can be tied to hedges or fences. I don't think they are strong enough to withstand real wind on open allotments.
For there, IMO, you need a proper polytunnel as sold by First tunnels etc etc. or a good  DIY job like those shown at overthegardengate.net  (link above in Ice's post)
Wouldn't want anyone else to be as dissapointed as I was when my one broke an upright in the recent windy weather :(

Lesley x
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Re: Polytunnels
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2009, 22:30 »
Thanks, mumofstig, that is something to keep in mind.

The do-it-yourself version does look lovely..... all I need now is the time and the skill;)



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