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gardening-girl



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 14 11:55 am    Post subject: Poly-tunnels.  Reply with quote    

So,how difficult are they to put up.
Watching a bargain on e-bay,to good to miss out on.

OtleyLad



Joined: 13 Jan 2007
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Location: Otley, West Yorkshire
PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 14 12:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Poly-tunnels. Reply with quote    

gardening-girl wrote:
So,how difficult are they to put up.
Watching a bargain on e-bay,to good to miss out on.


Most are based on tubular metal hoops. They are pretty straightforward to put up but you do need to be patient and think ahead as you do each step.
The trickiest part is getting the polythene sheet nice and taut over the frame - best done with at least 2 people - one to hold and the other to fasten the sheet down.

The doors often come as a complete kit but you will need some basic tools to put them together (electric/cordless drill, spanners, etc).

The end satisfaction is immense though

RichardW



Joined: 24 Aug 2006
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Location: Llyn Peninsular North Wales
PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 14 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

One of the big sellers has some good video's on how to put them up.

Sally Too



Joined: 14 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 14 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We put our polytunnel up. Need a warm day for the cover to go on, and then stretch it well. Probably worth getting a new piece of plastic no matter how good the bit on it is.

Sally Too



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 14 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    



Probably have posted this here before... about 4 years ago I think... maybe 5.

Sally Too



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 14 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ah... looking at all the size of youngest (attached to front corner with a book) and it might be 6 or more years afterall!!

Sally Too



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 14 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    


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