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cover for my polytunnel

Hi all,

       I have been thinking of getting a polytunnel in the near future and have been doing my research on it for the last few weeks.I have more or less decided on the style and size of the one I would like at this stage (12ftx24ft) and where it would be positioned in my back garden,and I would be intending to sow the usual veg in it.So far so good you might say but heres my thing, and whilst it may not be a problem for many others reading this I actually think that polytunnels are a bit of an eyesore in a garden and I was wondering if there is any way to camouflage it in the garden without affecting it doing its job i.e. not blocking light heat etc.Is there such a thing as a green cover for it where Ican still grow all the normal veg in it?

Sorry if its a stupid question but where better to find out but here.All answers gratefully appreciated.


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,253

    You can get net covers but they will also shade and cool the polytunnel.. Ok in summer heatwave, but not in winter when you need all the light you can get.

  • Ray 3Ray 3 Posts: 26

    Thats what I was thinking aswell.If I were to put a green windbreaker around the polytunnel to soften the appearance do you think that would interfere with light and heat?

  • FarmergeddunFarmergeddun Posts: 229

    I have the same issue.  I have a green "net" cover on mine but it's still a bit of an eyesore.  I'm thinking of putting a brushwood screen along the northern side to hide it from sight.  Along the other side there are some trees that offer an area of partial shade.  At first I thought I might have to cut these down but it's proved to be a godsend.  Not everything likes full, scorching sun.  

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