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Rosaleen Tanham
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:12 pm    Post subject: Polytunnels Ireland Reply with quote

Hi,

My name is Rosaleen and I'm a new member to Irish Gardners. I am the proud owner of a new polytunnel and would like some advice on layout, plant placement etc. I am not a very experienced gardner but am not a total beginner either. All or any advice/guidance will be gratefully accepted.

Looking forward to some reaction.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:50 pm    Post subject: Welcome Reply with quote

Hi Roseleen.
Welcome to Irish Gardeners.
Good to hear you got your hands on a poly tunnel.
Have a look at this topic for some information on the subject of growing under glass or plastic....... http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about103.html

Hopefully the polytunnel is oriented to face east/west in order to capture the greatest amount of sunshine during the winter months.
This also helps if the prevailing wind blows principally from the south, if your tunnel door opens to the east you will avoid shocking your plants with cold air every time you enter.

Plants in the polytunnel are completely at your mercy when it comes to water.
It is a good idea to set up a water butt or two to supply you with life preserving rain water.
Good luck with your tunnel, there's loads of gardeners interested in them this year from what suppliers are telling me.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 10:36 pm    Post subject: Polytunnels Ireland Reply with quote

Hi Rosaleen. Would you or any other members be able to direct me on sourcing a domestic (6 x Cool polytunnel?

Many thanks.................
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:42 pm    Post subject: Some Polytunnel Suppliers to Ireland Reply with quote

Where are you based SineWave?
Here are some contacts to get you started.....

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Colm warren polyhouses ltd., Mr. Colm Warren,
Kilmurray, Trim, Co Meath
Tel: 0405 46007 - Fax: 0405 46377
Email: deirdrewarren@cwp.ie

Deker horticultural supplies ltd., Mr. Derek Warren,
Tullyard, Trim, Co Meath
Tel: 046 31422 - Fax: 046 37692
Email: sales@dekerhort.ie

J.f. mckenna ltd., Mr. Shay Clarke,
66 Cathedral Road,
Armagh, BT61 8AE, Northern Ireland
Tel: 028 37524800 - Fax: 028 37522227
Email: jfm@jfmckenna.com
Web: www.horticultureireland.com

National agrochemical distributors, Mr. Liam McMahon,
Blakes Cross, Lusk, Co Dublin
Tel: 01 8427808 / 8437484 - Fax: 01 8437909
Email: info@nadirl.com
Web: www.nad.ie

Northern Polytunnels, Matthew Harrison
Mill Green, Waterside Road
Colne, Lancs, BB8 0TA
Tel: 0044 1282 873120 - Fax: 0044 1282 871733
Email: info@npstructures.co.uk
Web: www.northernpolytunnels.co.uk

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks. I'm Galway based and would naturally prefer to view before purchase.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoy your polytunnel. We got ours a year ago and its been the most wonderful investment, already we have saved the cost of the tunnel against the organic veg we would normally buy in the market.

Crop placement - To avoid shading of smaller plants put the taller ones at the western and northen edges of the tunnel.

Crop rotation : It doesn't matter so much what you plant where the first year, but keep a little sketch, or a video clip on your camera, of what you grow where in your tunnel each year, then the following season you can glance back and decide what you should grow where next time.

Its worth getting a good book on gardening eg Gardening Under Plastic, or Four Season Harvest

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SineWave wrote:
Many thanks. I'm Galway based and would naturally prefer to view before purchase.


Hi Sinewave

Did you manage to source one near Galway? Searched myself but ended up having to order from the UK.
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 10:26 am    Post subject: buy polytunnels very cheap online Reply with quote

Hi all,

I have just bought a 6'6 wide x 15' polytunnel on ebay for only €96. There are a lot of them on ebay currently and it costs €40 to have it delivered to Ireland. The tunnel has vent panels, fly screens, 2 doors etc.
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! That's a pretty amazing price Lily. Will you let me know how it is when you build it? Might get a second one myself and that would be a BIG saving.

Actually, could you PM me a link to where you got them?

Cheers!
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 11:17 am    Post subject: Polytunnels on ebay Reply with quote

Hi,

I tried to PM you but I must have placed a topic in 5 forums. Go into ebay.ie and key in Polytunnels in search. All the current polytunnels up for auction will show up. Go in to it now as there are about 4 which are about to close soon. If you want to send me ure email address I can email you the link.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi lilylarkin

Just wondering if you received your polytunnel yet and if you are happy with it.
I want to buy one myself and that price seems very good.
I have often found the quality of items bought on ebay to be quite poor. If you are happy with it, I'd be interested to find out who th ebay seller was.

Thanks
Martin
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The one I got from firsttunnels is up, minus being covdered (my delay, nothing to do with the product).

I't is very well anchored with anchor plates, and standing up well to some Galway gales. So all in all would recommend them.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have also received and put up a First Tunnel poly for training purposes. Have to say great prices and service and very easy to get shipped over.

They currently have 10% off until the 10th August 09 and if you are vat registered here makes it even cheaper.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks - I'll check them out
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:21 pm    Post subject: Polytunnels Galway Reply with quote

Found this place that sells polytunnels in Kilcolgan, I am goin to make enquiries.

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