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@figrat.. yeah if you only have a small amount of plants to protect then doing half is better.. in otehr half were stuff that were as tough as nuts.. so didnt bother. i made sure i could open the window to aireate on warm days and kept condensation down along with the lift up doors.. i also put it on the shelves to help insulate that way.. give anything a go to see if it works me
I have a 6' x 8' aluminium greenhouse which I bought from a friend when she went home to the States. It came with ready cut bubble wrap and plastic clips and it does just take me 30 to 40 minutes to install it. It's the emptying, cleaning and restocking afterwards that takes the time.
I'm considering buying extra buble wrap to give the walls a double layer this winter as it's been relocated to a sunnier site and, as yet, has no electricity supply for the heater.
My Aluminium Greenhouse is about 7'x 6', & over thirty years old, last year I got a large roll of bubblewrap from the Amazon marketplace, complete with plastic twist clips. The roll is suitable in size to fit each portion (30"), & cover all of it. The only downside for me was that I had to file down the end that slotted into the groove, as it was slightly too deep for it. I agree with obelixx, in that it's the emptying & cleaning that is the real time issue.
Hi mallingopal, if you go back to start of this thread I think you'll know what to do.
I also put an old wooden pallet on part of the GH floor to stand big pots on, so that if I water them they aren't standing in the wet and it helps air circulate around them.
Double sided tape does the job in my alumium greenhouse and plastic twist pegs for my plastic coated greenhouse both done with bubble wrap.
I had the idea to make a GH inside a GH, so I bought a plastic one and have put it up inside my big one. If I need to bubble wrap the is the one i will do
It only cost me £4 and i'm hoping it will work
I have mine flat to the glass, you will need to buy spacers, that will make an airflow space and keep the greenhouse warmer. Its like double glazing on your house windows, the bigger the space between the glass, the more effective it is.
you can buy clips that fit into the glazing bars, have a look on ebay - greenhouse clips
Can anyone recommend good tape to fix the bubblewrap edges in place? I bought a roll of Gardman Weather Proofing Tape 50Mm X 20M last year but it didn't stick well, especially once it got wet with condensation
Also, should I try to plug the gaps in the aluminium frame of my Polycarbonate greenhouse - especially the corners and roof ends - and if so, what is best to use?
Thanks everyone for a really useful thread so far!