Year: 2017

  • Get out in the Garden This Christmas

    Get out in the Garden This Christmas

    With the Christmas season just around the corner, the temptation to hang up your gardening gloves and pack away your tools for the chilly months is often very hard to resist. However, your garden is going to need your...
  • Polytunnel – Door rail assembly – Part Eight

    Fast Tube by Casper Originally posted 2009-10-03 14:55:10.
  • Polytunnel – Door & door frame assembly – Part Nine

    Fast Tube by Casper Originally posted 2009-10-03 14:53:58.
  • Polytunnel – Fixing door frames – Part Eleven

    Fast Tube by Casper Originally posted 2009-10-03 14:52:53.
  • Polytunnel – Door Covering – Part Ten

    Fast Tube by Casper Originally posted 2009-10-03 14:51:17.
  • Polytunnel – Positioning the Polytunnel

    Fast Tube by Casper This really helped me get the positioning right within my garden. Useful tips and advice. Originally posted 2009-10-03 13:06:14.
  • Why a Polytunnel?

    Why a Polytunnel?
  • How to build a polytunnel

    How to build a polytunnel

    The most important thing to do before you start to build your Polytunnel is to look at how other people have built them. Give yourself a good half hour to go online and check out the construction movies on...
  • Polytunnel – Covering with a base rail – Part Thirteen

    Fast Tube by Casper Originally posted 2009-09-16 16:45:33.
  • Review: Hot spot tape is great

    Review: Hot spot tape is great

    Many thanks to all of you on polytunnel gardening for the advice. I’ve got a Hot Spot Tape Kit, now I can finish my tunnel off this evening. I am delighted with my First Tunnels polytunnel and am already...
  • Polytunnel – Affixing anti hot spot tape – Part Twelve

    Fast Tube by Casper Originally posted 2009-09-15 21:48:31.
  • Hot work

    Hot work

    Constructed my polytunnel this weekend, wow it was hot. The trenching was harder work than I’d imagined, should have gone for the base rail option. Very pleased with the end result though – instructions from First Tunnels were spot...
  • First Tunnels BBQ

    First Tunnels BBQ

    Wow what a weekend. After weeks and weeks of terrible weather the sun has finally come out and stayed out. And perfectly timed it was too as we had our annual summer BBQ down on the allotment enjoying the...
  • Polytunnel paradise

    Polytunnel paradise

    The perfect place to be this summer. The temperature has been very comfortable, no worries about getting wet or sun burnt (big bonus for someone with fair skin). We decided to cover our pond about a year ago as...
  • Potting On

    Potting On

    The satisfaction of a good weekend spent thinning out and potting on Originally posted 2009-08-14 15:51:56.
  • Tunnel Teaching

    Tunnel Teaching

    Group shot at end of term food festival. The harvest festival is now confirmed – 18th September – I can’t wait 🙂 Originally posted 2009-08-05 15:55:18.
  • November in a Polytunnel

    November in a Polytunnel

    November is here already – what can we expect from the weather this month?  Frosts are no longer a surprise, darkening days, trees shedding their remaining leaves, rain and maybe snow!!…..But it’s not all doom and gloom – don’t...
  • Tunnel teaching

    Tunnel teaching

    Ah summer holidays! This year we have enjoyed bringing on our own plants from seed.  Each child selected a type of flower or vegetable to grow. We started the project back in April and the children have really got...
  • Polytunnel Pest Control

    Polytunnel Pest Control

    Do your veggies look delightfully healthy one day and the next morning look like your granny’s lacey doily? Annoying to say the least….! The offenders are most certainly yucky nocturnal slugs that live and hide in the soil, waking...
  • Top tunnels

    We bought a really good 25×10 polytunnel last year from First Tunnels and recommended them to our new neighbours, who also bought a tunnel on the strength of our experience and the quality of the product. First Tunnels is...