Month: January 2018

  • Should You be Encouraging a Natural Pest Balance in Your Garden?

    Should You be Encouraging a Natural Pest Balance in Your Garden?

    Pests are a gardener’s nightmare. You have spent hours planting, toiling and tending to your vegetable plants and fruit bushes only to have pests descend and wipe out your entire crop. It is an issue that gardeners and farmers...
  • Our Bumper Crop

    From sowing the seed’s to eating our very own grown produce for dinner at school, we have had a FANTASTIC experience. Lots of fun and lots of laughs, especially the funny shaped vegetables we managed to grow…. Originally posted 2010-06-18 16:45:59.
  • Plant Hunters Fair

    Plant Hunters Fair 4th, 10th and 11th February 2010 Specialist plant fair featuring highly respected nurseries including many RHS medalists and 7 National Collections. Originally posted 2010-02-04 10:58:57.
  • What are all the different polythene covers?

    There are 5 or 6 different polythene covers to choose from allowing you to create whichever type of environment you need. Originally posted 2010-01-15 16:41:40.
  • Can polytunnels be moved or extended?

    Yes, but this is best done when your cover needs replacing as the polythene cannot be reused. Originally posted 2010-01-15 16:41:21.
  • DIY Projects That Will Make Your Garden More Productive

    DIY Projects That Will Make Your Garden More Productive

    You may have a dream that one day, you won’t need to buy vegetables or fruits from your local supermarket because you will have grown enough in the garden.  One day, it might be possible for you to spend...
  • What is Anti HotSpot Tape?

    Anti hot spot tape is an important self-adhesive foam tape which acts as a cushion between the steel hoops and the polythene. Originally posted 2010-01-15 16:40:44.
  • How much does a replacement cover cost?

    The cost of a replacement polythene cover is approximately 15-20% of the cost of the original polytunnel. Originally posted 2010-01-15 16:40:18.
  • How long does the polythene cover last?

    We would advise using 720 gauge (180 micron) polythene – that’s the thickness used on Commercial polytunnels so will last at least 4 years. Originally posted 2010-01-15 16:39:56.
  • Do I need to treat the timber doors/frames?

    All our polytunnels are supplied with a doors at each end. Originally posted 2010-01-15 16:39:04.
  • Are polytunnels environmentally friendly?

    Many champions of the ‘Organic’ and ‘Self Sufficiency’ movement own Polytunnels. Originally posted 2010-01-15 16:38:36.
  • What can I grow in my polytunnel?

    Anything…and everything! Originally posted 2010-01-15 16:24:03.
  • March: Make the Most of the Space in Your Polytunnel

    March: Make the Most of the Space in Your Polytunnel

    Whether you are excited to start growing food in your new polytunnel or are thinking about how to improve your old one, March is a great time to think about how to make the most of the space you...
  • Do they blow away?

    In a word…No.  Originally posted 2010-01-15 16:20:37.
  • What’s involved in construction?

    A polytunnel is constructed in three stages. Originally posted 2010-01-15 16:19:54.
  • How easy are polytunnels to construct?

    Building a polytunnel can be quite a project, so good planning in advance is essential. Originally posted 2010-01-15 16:18:40.
  • Top Tips for heating a Polytunnel in winter

    Top Tips for heating a Polytunnel in winter

    Bbbrrrrrrr……If you are feeling the chill, then it’s time to turn up the heat in your Polytunnel and keep young, tender plants snug and warm until spring arrives. We know heating a Polytunnel or Greenhouse can be an expensive luxury...
  • Tunnel teaching

    My group this year have really enjoyed the tunnel time, I would recommend a polytunnel for any school. It brings so many subjects to life and allows for excellent interaction and lots of fun development. Go on, get your...
  • An interesting way to deal with snails

    Just spotted this recipe (which I like) and wondered if anyone had been brave enough to try it out yet? Originally posted 2010-01-14 13:53:18.
  • Polytunnel FAQs

    Like anything there are a lot of urban myths about Polytunnels, what you can and can’t grow, how they’re built and what permission you need to build one. Originally posted 2010-01-14 13:44:00.