Insulating your greenhouse with a layer of bubble polythene in winter will give your plants a helping hand through the colder months, keeping in heat but letting light through.
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You can buy insulating bubble wrap by the metre from garden centres. Choose polythene that is specifically designed for greenhouses, as it is UV-stabilised and should last for at least three years. Here’s how to attach it.
You Will Need
- Measuring tape
- Bubble polythene
- Nails, drawing pins or wire, to fix the polythene in place
Before buying any bubble wrap, measure the sides, roof and ends of the greenhouse.
Starting with the sides, fix the bubble wrap to the frame using nails, drawing pins or wire, keeping it tight for extra insulation.
When insulating the roof, fix the bubble wrap to the ridge and spread it down the glazing bars.
Cut and fasten the bubble wrap around windows, vents and louvres so they can be opened.