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How to make a cloche for seeds

Overview

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.


How to do it

Covering basket with film

1

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.


Heating with hairdryer

2

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.


Adam's tip

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




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kernowgirl1 24/11/2011 at 15:27

THIS IS A REALLY GREAT IDEA, THANK YOU! I AM GOING TO GIVE IT A GO AS wE LIVE IN A VERY COLD PART OF THE COUNTRY.

juniorbayleaf 24/11/2011 at 15:27

great tip!

grimmer 24/11/2011 at 15:27

Can you buy Filmglaze online?

mikematthews 24/11/2011 at 15:27

where can i get filmglaze. liked the feature

tombs2 24/11/2011 at 15:27

Great idea, could you use ordinary cling film?

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