Polytunnel - reviews and advice needed

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Polytunnel - reviews and advice needed

Post: #284868 Christine
Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:34 pm

Hi everyone

I was chatting to someone about the NewLeaf polytunnels (I see they are advertised on this site, too) and we wondered whether anyone had tried these much cheaper alternatives on windy, blustery sites.

We both have allotments in Yorkshire on wind-catching slopes and I've recently had to resurrect two plastic greenhouses (the sort with push-in plastic joints) after the wind collapsed both in one brief gale, despite the tethers not moving (I pass clothes line over the top with massive bits of concrete tied to the ends).

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Re: Polytunnel - reviews and advice needed

Post: #284869 diggernotdreamer
Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:33 pm

I just looked at these, never heard of them before, I live in a windy place, I am afraid these would just get picked up by the wind and blown into the next county. I am sure they are fine in a town garden where you don't get 'weather', I certainly would not waste my money on one. I have Ferryman and First Tunnels and they stand up to everything

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Re: Polytunnel - reviews and advice needed

Post: #284870 Green Aura
Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:31 pm

I've got a First tunnel with the 35mm frame. With only minor buckling it has stood up to 100+mph winds this January. The cover came off but was easy to replace. I think there's a picture of the damage somewhere on here, which shows how well the frame coped.

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