Heavenly horticultural fleece


by Pippa Greenwood

Thank heavens for fleece. I have yet to discover exactly what it is made from, and I suspect that it may not fit totally in to the 'environment friendly/recycled' preference that I have...but it is great stuff.


Horticultural fleece protectionThank heavens for fleece. I have yet to discover exactly what it is made from, and I suspect that it may not fit totally in to the 'environment friendly/recycled' preference that I have...but it is great stuff. I wish it was made from shredded fizzy drinks bottles like the sort of fleeces humans have taken to wearing, it'd be great if someone could tell me.

All of a sudden our so-called and heavily-promoted Indian summer is showing its true British allegiances and the temperature suddenly plummets at about 6pm. So yes, the fleece is draped all over the place in the veg plots. A bit of snugly-protection for my sweet potatoes (I'm growing Bearegard and Jetfire this year, it'll be interesting to see how they fare!) and some vital, please-grow-a-bit-faster and make it-to-the-end-of-the season-protection for some late sown Chinese greens and pak Chois. How did I cope before its super-light-weight protection came in to my life? The great thing is that when it is attached to the wire hoops of a pull-out tunnel, I can even secure it over taller crops without wasting any raspberry-picking time!



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Gardeners' World Web User 24/09/2007 at 13:08

Hi Pippa. I too love having fleece and i believe it's made out of polypropylene fibres, so not really envoronmentally friendly, but on the plus side, it's lasts for a long time. It's even more useful up here in the frozen north!!

Gardeners' World Web User 27/09/2007 at 12:11

OAP who has difficulty with mowing. What preparation for winter can I give my lawn which is not in a very good condition. Lots of dandelion weeds etc. Can I fertilize it? I mean just throw something across it in a watering can? Its a solid patch but when close up doesnt look too good!

Gardeners' World Web User 28/11/2011 at 18:30

We have 'bladder wot'it'. it grows on our flat roof which is covered in felt and has a layer of gravel laid loose. In which the lichen grows when ever we have a extended wet period, it causes no problem but is a bit messy when it dries and gets blown around. Doug Ovenden. Longworth. Oxon.