Month: January 2017

  • August in Polytunnels

    The Summer holidays are here and the barbecues are lit……I can’t believe we have reached August already, where on earth has time gone? They do say time flies when you’re having fun though!! We’ve had some incredibly high temperatures this...
  • July in a Polytunnel – Summer Polydays!

    Now is the time to reap of lot of what you’ve sown! Oh Yessssssss………!! July is often one of the hottest months of the year and if you’ve got your act together…….the Polytunnel should be bursting to the brim...
  • Does your neighbourhood have community spirit?

    Silver River productions is looking to make the ultimate back garden for a group of neighbours who would be willing to transform their own back gardens into an amazing communal space and be filmed in the process. Wouldn’t it be...
  • June is a wonderful time in the Polytunnel….

    June is one of my favourite months in the Polytunnel. The mad rush to get everything planted has passed and if all your plants are growing tickety boo, you should be able to enjoy nurturing your crops, observing how...
  • Summer starts in May if you have a Polytunnel.

    With bulbs fading, swallows arriving and borders growing in leaps and bounds, it is now apparent that summer is fast approaching…May is a glorious month, greener than any other! There’s no time like the present to grow your own...
  • Don’t move plants into the Polytunnel until you’re sure they are healthy

    A Quarantine area…. Introducing new plants into your garden, Polytunnel or greenhouse always carries a risk of introducing pests and diseases. Garden centres have a professional interest in making sure plants are healthy and will do their best to...
  • April showers won’t bother you in a Polytunnel

    A Polytunnel is a magnificent gardening space at any time of year, but particularly when it’s throwing it down outside. With 60+ hour weeks at work (including Saturday AND Sunday)…it’s been rather challenging getting to our Poly tunnel over...
  • Enter The Big Allotment Challenge……

    Are you the complete kitchen gardener? Is your garden, allotment or window box your pride and joy? Do you grow your own fruit, veg and flowers and do you know what to do with them? Show off your veg...
  • There’s plenty to do in the Polytunnel!

    Still winter isn’t it? But Spring is just around the corner, so there’s lots to do in the Polytunnel. If you are planning your First Polytunnel this year, a sunny day in February is a great time to put...
  • Pesky birds pecking Polythene on Polytunnels!

    This can be incredibly annoying, putting it politely…. You can usually tell if its birds pecking the polythene cover as the holes tend to be a sort of “star-shaped”. It’s most likely to be when they have spotted insects...
  • Do it Yourself Soil Test

    Find out the pH level of your soil without having to buy a kit…. Learning as much as you can  about your soil will help you decide what needs to be done to make it ideal for the plants...
  • One of the best things about January is how quickly the days lengthen…..

    The start of the New Year is traditionally the time to make resolutions for the following 12 months. Usually these involve promises to go to the gym or to give up smoking and alcohol. But for keen gardeners, what...
  • Polytunnel Hoops – 2 Piece or 4 Piece?

    Unique to First Tunnels Polytunnels….We now offer our customers the option for our domestic range of Polytunnels (6ft wide – 14ft wide) to be supplied as a two piece or four piece hoop structure – Why do we offer a four...
  • A Polytunnel in January

    HAPPY NEW YEAR…….Here’s to 2014! It’s that quiet time of year when you can use the daylight hours to catch up with essential maintenance and preparations for the new season to come, so…..check your Poly tunnel thoroughly for any signs...
  • Merry Christmas from First Tunnels

    Hoe, Hoe, Hoe……The First Tunnels Team would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year…. Thank you to everyone who has posted Polytunnel advice, praise, suggestions, photos, recommendations,...
  • January in a Polytunnel.

    January in a Polytunnel.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR FOLKS……Here’s to a fabulous 2017 with oodles a delicious Home Grown veggies!! Out with the old and in with the new…..It’s the perfect time to make life changing resolutions.  If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to...