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  • what poly tunnel?
  • Premier Icon zilog6128
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    and where to get it? Want something fairly sizeable… have a total area of about 7m x 7m where it could go. A lady had a decent looking one on the latest Gardeners World, it had a proper sliding door and looked very smooth so maybe it was a polycarbonate jobbie like this https://www.dancovershop.com/uk/product/greenhouse-polycarbonate-titan-arch-320-12-m-3×4-m-silver.aspx?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3rul86287wIVze7tCh2CSQOWEAQYBiABEgKxTvD_BwE rather than a normal poly tunnel?

    Don’t really want a proper greenhouse as I don’t see the point, plus we might want to move it at some stage. Everyone on the allotments I walk past has a tunnel rather than a greenhouse!

    Premier Icon wilky299
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    What part of the country are you? I have three polytunnel frames in-situ in Somerset. Happy to give away a section but you would need to buy the poly skin to clad it.

    Premier Icon p7eaven
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    A heavy one. Friend of ours just had one leap up in the air and twist and tear itself into few hundred quid’s worth of wind-wreckage. The first time it got repaired. The second time (a week later) it was beyond repair.

    *Edit – Dancover. That was the one. Well, one of theirs. tbf it was the most inexpensive one they do, and the earth was wet so the stakes/anchors were useless.

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    @wilky299 thanks, I’m in Kent though so a fair way!

    A heavy one.

    ha! It’ll probably go on some unused decking, so we can screw it down. I’m aware that they’ll probably be an issue with this accelerating deterioration of the decking, but we’re not using it anyway, and at least with a tunnel rather than a proper greenhouse we should be able to move it fairly easily.
    Do you know if they were happy with the Dancover otherwise?

    Premier Icon wilky299
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    Dig a trench around the poly tunnel frame. Pull the polyskin taught into the trench and backfill with earth. self weight of the earth stops any uplift

    Premier Icon p7eaven
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    Do you know if they were happy with the Dancover otherwise?

    They were just gutted tbh. I helped clean up the wreckage and wasn’y impressed with bracing, cover-fit, velcro loops or pole-gauge. But … £2-300 … get what you pay for?

    * edit – They dug it in, but not a trench and backfill, just a spade depth slot and poke-down, tread earth back/compress. if that makes sense. Don’t know how much material/skirt there was to bury tbh. I imagine that would be a useful factor ie longer = better.

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