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Cloncaw's Journal

Cloncaw's Journal

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Polytunnel Nearly There- WHOOPEE

18 April 2010 20:22:50
Nearly there

Nearly there

The whole cover is fixed in place, the hardest part was trying to pleat the ends in neatly don't know if it was harder because the tunnel is quite tall on the sides but I wanted to have a much space as possible as it is only around 9' X18'. Don't think we'll be changing careers yet but guess if we had to do it again the 2nd time round would be easier. There is still a bit if work to be done as there is a window to go in for ventilation, amazing the heat in there in a very short time. To finish off the work Johnny and Ali brought up a stoage cupboard and slotted it in the corner above the tunnel so now I will also have storage for pots and tools etc. Have to go to Portlaoise for a meeting tomorrow but hopefully it'll be finished tomorrow evening and then I can move things in. Have put up some more photos in the polytunnel album.


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rosburke rosburke 18 April 2010 20:27:49

Looks great, Loads of work done on it, I am sure you cannot wait to get using it now.


Krista Krista 18 April 2010 20:29:38

Great job. You'll have so much use out of it.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 18 April 2010 20:35:25

You know the old saying Cloncaw,There is light at the end of the tunnel,and fair play to you.That light is close.


Rachel Rachel 18 April 2010 20:35:38

You'll never look back now. Congratulations. It looks brilliant.


fran m fran m 18 April 2010 20:36:21

Good luck, again.


Clara Clara 18 April 2010 21:03:41

Well done and you will get enjoyment growing all kinds of everything enjoy.


Hoeys Hoeys 18 April 2010 21:11:36

well done .. great job. i told you its so easy..... ha ha


MaryJoe MaryJoe 18 April 2010 21:16:35

would love a polytunnel and have a space to put exotics for the winter.   Roll on the lotto.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 18 April 2010 23:19:55

Thanks everyone really looking forward to moving in and Johnny really looking forward to all my seedlings moving out of the house along with other garden things especially now I have a shed as well. Hope area will have a stone sink and maybe get water to it rather than using a hose might even be able to rigg up electicity to it as we have a connection outside but that's for the future.

Hoey not sure that Johnny and Ali think it was that easy but if they did it again would be easier.

Mary Joe  I didn't win the lotto and hoops are plastic piping cover cost about €100 and then some timber and labour. Just worked out that I have 3 times the space of a 6'X8' greenhouse. Probably materials cost about €200 max so not that expensive if we'd done it all ourselves.


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