How to make a cloche for seeds

Do it:

Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May

Takes just:

15 minutes

Make your own cloches to use as handy home-made devices to keep your seeds. Made using hanging baskets and secondary glazing film, they resemble traditional Victorian bell cloches but cost a fraction of the price. The film will be strong enough to last a few months and is easily replaced if it does break.

You will need

  • Wire hanging basket
  • 1 pack of Filmglaze
  • Double-sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Hairdryer

Advertisement

Cover the hanging basket with a piece of the glazing film, attaching it to the rim with double-sided tape. Leave about 5cm excess at the edges.

Use a hairdryer to blow the film until all the wrinkles disappear and it goes tight. Snip off the surplus film with a pair of scissors.

Advertisement

Use garden wire and pegs to anchor your cloche to the soil.

Discover more ideas and inspiration

Related content

How to grow mint from cuttings

How to build a raised vegetable bed

How to make a trellis from hazel poles

Related offers

Offer

Pruning masterclass

Join David Hurrion, expert gardener and horticulturist, in this brand new pruning masterclass, for inspiring ideas and practical advice.

Use code: GW Masterclass

Order now

HALF PRICE

Subscriber only content

Free with your order

Buy a half-price winter flowering shrub collection for just £19.50 (normally £39) and receive three Helleborus niger ‘Praecox’ (Christmas rose) plants for free.

Unlock now

Offer

Subscriber only content

UK minibreaks

Take a two night break in a great range of beauty hotspots, including Barnstaple, Dorset, Huntingdon and much more, for just £99 for two people.

Unlock now