Cling film green house

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Cling film green house

Post: #215925 Sky
Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:37 pm

I've forgotten how to get photos on here, hope you can see our fab greenhouse that cost nothing to make :)
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Re: Cling film green house

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Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:38 pm

Oh it didn't work :(

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Re: Cling film green house

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Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:39 pm

Try again...
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Re: Cling film green house

Post: #215931 mamos
Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:26 pm

That is fantastic

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Re: Cling film green house

Post: #215934 pelmetman
Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:16 pm

Excellent idea for all those people with just a green house frame and no glass sat in the garden :cooldude:
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Re: Cling film green house

Post: #215936 Sky
Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:46 pm

Thank you :)
We couldn't afford the plastic right now that we needed to cover it and we'd been given this huge roll of cling film ages ago so it suddenly dawned on us that why didn't we give it a go ... nothing to lose. It only has to last one summer and hopefully we'll grow lots of toms, chillies and cucumbers etc in it.

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Post: #215942 Sally Jane
Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:31 pm

That is seriously brilliant! I love it!
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Re: Cling film green house

Post: #215945 MuddyWitch
Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:07 pm

What a great idea!

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Re: Cling film green house

Post: #215981 Green Aura
Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:39 am

Am I the only one thinking that must have been a bugger to do! Or am I the only person who gave up using clingfilm years before any health etc concerns because I just couldn't get it out of the box without spending hours trying to flatten it out. :lol:

Brilliant job Sky - I hope it lasts you longer than a year for all that effort.
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Re: Cling film green house

Post: #215988 grahamhobbs
Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:31 am

In the past I thought of wrapping our greenhouses in clingfilm for the winter, because each year the wind would smash so many panes of glass. But I never got round to finding a big roll of clingfilm, and as we have a polytunnel we now don't bother with the greenhouses in winter but leave them with a number of panes taken out so the wind whistles through without smashing the glass.
Hope when the clingfilm disintegrates, you can dget it off easily and doesn't end up everywhere.

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Re: Cling film green house

Post: #216030 mamos
Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:19 pm

Almost as good as the jam jar greenhouse

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Re: Cling film green house

Post: #216032 Sky
Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:46 pm

mamos wrote:Almost as good as the jam jar greenhouse

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=38170

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Lol don't give me any more ideas .... I have hundreds of glass jars saved too as I just hate to throw them away.

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Re: Cling film green house

Post: #216033 Sky
Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:49 pm

Green Aura wrote:Am I the only one thinking that must have been a bugger to do! Or am I the only person who gave up using clingfilm years before any health etc concerns because I just couldn't get it out of the box without spending hours trying to flatten it out. :lol:

Brilliant job Sky - I hope it lasts you longer than a year for all that effort.


It took us about an hour Grean Aura, it was a huge wide roll of commercial grade wrap that we'd been given so not as thin or fiddly as the little rolls of cling film.
We've still got plenty left so if it looks terrible after the summer and it was a success for growing veg in, we'll take it off and next spring use the last of the roll.

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Re: Cling film green house

Post: #216034 Sky
Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:52 pm

My hubby built all the frame too out of lengths of aluminium that we'd also been given so the greenhouse has literally cost us nothing to make .... just our time.

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Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:30 pm

It is what is known in the trade as shrink wrap
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