WIND AHHHH

Hello

Would appreciate some advice on how to create wind breaks

 I have created raised bed area for veg etc but need

some sort of protection would like it to be attractive

cheap and not involve too much construction. Any ideas

would be lovely.

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  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619
    Possibly the cheapest and easiest fix might be those windbreaks fitted to wooden screens which are designed for beach use.

    But maybe don't score too high on the attractiveness scale.
  • Grow a hedge? Whips are cheap enough. We've got hornbeam adjacent to our veg plot and websites are saying up to mid-April is still good to plant them beacuse of the cold weather.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,808

    What you need to do is to filter the air rather than try to block it.  If you put up something solid you'll cause eddies and currents that do as much or even more damage than the wind would have done without them. image

     

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Thanks guys

    Just ordered some wind netting so gonna give that a try and see if

    it does the job fingercrossed image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,808

    That sounds good image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • chicachica Posts: 252

    hi whats wind netting, as i have the same problem with my allotment which is on a hill

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,808
    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Love it other wind netting available

    ???? That's where I've ordered it from

    Did have a look around though so not to be

    Bias in anyway????

    The netting is 40% wind proof thus slowing the

    Air so you don't get turbulence the other side

    And it can also be used for shade in a greenhouse

    Etc.
  • Joyce GoldenlilyJoyce Goldenlily Posts: 381

    When I made the fruit cage I had some left over greenhouse shading netting which I turned sideways and nailed around the sides of the frame. It works very well as a wind break. The hurdles the sheep farmers sue are another good wind break although they only seem to last around 5/6 years.

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