Year: 2016

  • December in a Polytunnel

    December in a Polytunnel

    The shortest day of the year is fast approaching and the year is coming to an end, but on the bright side….the days begin to grow longer and it’s a slow advance towards next Spring – Yeah!!! The weather...
  • A Polytunnel in December

    With thoughts turning to Christmas and daylight hours at their shortest, this is the month when you and your Polytunnel can afford to see less of each other. But if you simply can’t tear yourself away, on sunny days...
  • Double Glaze Your Polytunnel

    If putting one Polytunnel inside another Poly tunnel sounds a little crazy…think again. During the winter months even the best insulated Polytunnel will get a little chilly inside. And keeping the entire space warm could require a lot of...
  • Your Polytunnel in December

    In December daylight levels are at their lowest ebb and even if you have installed a heater, you won’t see a huge difference in the growth rate of your Polytunnel plants. However, another thing you shouldn’t see is frost...
  • Award of Excellence goes to First Tunnels!

    We are super excited and thrilled to announce we are official Winners of the Shopzilla Circle of Excellence Awards ……..3 cheers for First Tunnels! Hip, Hip…….Hurrah! This prestigious award recognises the top performing online retailers and rewards those retailers...
  • Buy A Polytunnel now & Pay Later..

    Why wait until Spring to purchase your Polytunnel? Whether it’s a gift or a well-deserved treat, First Tunnels are pleased to offer “Interest Free Credit” giving our customers the flexibility to spread the cost of a new Polytunnel over...
  • Want to save money? First Tunnels have got it covered!

    First Tunnels can help gardeners save cash by refurbishing and extending polytunnels. With gardeners increasingly growing-their-own fruit and veg and raising plants from seeds and cuttings to save money, the demand for a polytunnel has never been greater. The...
  • Polytunnel Fun with Friends

    Come and join in the fun, make friends, share Polytunnel Gardening hints and tips on First Tunnels Facebook page. It’s the place to hear first about new promotions, products and competitions, share pictures of your polytunnel construction, tell us what you...
  • A Polytunnel – it will transform the way you grow fruit and veg!

    When you’ve been bitten by the veg growing bug….there’s one piece of kit you’re guaranteed to drool over. Once you’ve got it in your head, nothing else will do – its Polytunnel or bust! Polytunnels loosen the seasons iron...
  • Polytunnel jobs for November

    November can bring rain, strong winds, bitterly cold weather, frost and the first snow fall is even possible. A Polytunnel offers protection from the elements and on those bright days, it can get rather warm inside your bubble of Polythene. November...
  • Cheat the seasons – Get a Polytunnel

    There’s no other gardening changes as revolutionary and as rewarding as getting a First Tunnels Polytunnel. Why?….Well this simple bubble of polythene is a miraculous season stretcher where crops and flowers grow faster and stronger… sheltered from winds, warmed...
  • Planning your plants in a Polytunnel

    You can grow almost anything in a Polytunnel and planning is very important. From this handy chart – taken from “How to Grow Food in Your Polytunnel All Year Round” you can work out the best time to start sowing and...
  • October in a Polytunnel – jobs in brief..

    Phew….And breath – The toughest part of the year is over. The hard work has been done and your Polytunnel should start to wind down. There’s still plenty to be done but not with the same urgency as in the...
  • September in a Polytunnel

    September is the time when you need to be especially vigilant if you’re not going to lose your precious Polytunnel crops. Many summer crops will continue for weeks if the weather is half decent. Temperatures can still be high but...
  • August = Perfect time to build a Polytunnel

    If you think August is an odd time to construct a Polytunnel, with the growing season all but gone….think again! It could just be that this is the best time of all. For starters, we’ve still got plenty of...
  • Fancy a Year Round Harvest?

    With a First Tunnels Polytunnel, your harvest steps up a gear as the rest of the garden winds down for autumn & winter. August – High summer in the garden and time to sit back relax and admire the...
  • Jobs to do in a Polytunnel in August

    However hard you try to “spread” your growing season, August is always likely to be a bumper month for harvesting your Polytunnel crops….and the more you pick, the more produce your plants will deliver. The trick is to make sure...
  • Using water wisely!

    Make the most of the water we have and try not to waste it… The long spell of hot, dry, sunny weather has probably made us all think about how we’re using water in the garden. This precious resource...
  • Perfect Polytunnel construction weather!

    If you think July and August is a funny time to construct a Polytunnel or replace a Polytunnels polythene cover with the growing season well under way…think again. It could just be that this is the best time of all....
  • Heres an innovative way of collecting Rainwater from your Polytunnel

    This simple system can be secured to a timber side rail along with battens at approximately 1 metre off the ground. First, fix guttering brackets to the timber side rail and secure the trough in place using screws &...