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madfrozen 02-04-2012 03:14 PM

Trampoline to Polytunnel
 
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Hi, just thought someone might find this useful. We wanted a polytunnel but they are very expensive so we had the idea of using an old trampoline frame and some spare wood and making a polytunnel. The frame is the two halves of a circular trampoline and then braces with the legs and some timber. I think we used some of the metal bits that keep up the safety net as well. We bought the plastic on ebay and spent a fun but strenuous afternoon putting the plastic on. Here is the imperfect but perfectly serviceable results.

Thank you to the trampoline donator! :-)

Leo1 02-04-2012 04:44 PM

wow - what a great idea. Hope it yields great veg for you

rubyruby 02-04-2012 09:41 PM

wow
 
Fantastic, well done to you.......

TickTock 02-04-2012 10:07 PM

Wow, not so much a polytunnel, more a whole greenhouse! Well done, its a great job!

molly99 03-04-2012 12:23 AM

whats the story about the floating bottle?

Chris P 03-04-2012 01:07 AM

from Admin
 
Ingenious!

Well done, madfrozen.

Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Regards
Chris P
Admin

madfrozen 03-04-2012 07:34 AM

Hi
 
Thanks for your nice comments. The floating bottle was an idea I saw and copied from somewhere. Its actually fixed to an unbent wire hanger and it swirls in the wind and scares the birds away (actually if more so that one of our hens - the flying one) doesnt decide to fly over the fence and into the veg patch by landing on the wooden fencing post. Bold!

TickTock 03-04-2012 08:38 AM

Ha, I thought I was seeing things!! Another great idea.

melissabell 04-04-2012 03:46 PM

That's brilliant, Well Done :)

noni 04-04-2012 04:24 PM

trampoline to polytunnel
 
Well done, thats given me an idea! raised beds look well too!

Happy gardening.

ciara73 05-04-2012 05:53 PM

well done

jessy8754 06-04-2012 02:11 PM

re polytunnel
 
hi madfrozen....love your idea for polytunnel... we are going to TRY and copy it ...with regard to the plastic for the polytunnel you mentioned u got it on ebay.. could u tell me where u got the plastic on ebay and a rough idea of price please i put in search engine plastic for polytunnels but got no results back...thanks so much...p.s. u have a wonderful view from your garden lucky lucky u...xx

madfrozen 09-04-2012 12:41 PM

hi
 
I will PM you with the details.

Leyazile 09-04-2012 11:52 PM

Very clever idea, it looks fantastic!

carol o 23-04-2012 08:50 AM

well done
 
looks fab really is it doing the job

madfrozen 23-04-2012 11:47 AM

hi
 
It is! Gets lovely and toasty warm during the day when we leave the door open and shut it up at night. Seedlings havent died yet anyhow! :-)

mondubics 23-04-2012 02:16 PM

Did you know that there is a theory that the bottle with water in it (better still a balloon) makes insects see a magnified image and scares them away? ;-)) Very good if you are hosting a BBQ.
Not sure if it discriminates between beneficial and non-beneficial insects. lol

Green Girl 28-04-2012 10:58 PM

very good well done

miss lilac 14-05-2012 11:13 AM

polytunnel
 
love the idea....have the raised beds already so now thats a new project for the hubby to do for me....

feelights 27-05-2012 06:04 PM

Absolutely brilliant !!!!

Mensa6 27-05-2012 06:48 PM

That's seriously clever !!

mayniamh 03-06-2012 05:42 PM

Brilliant!
 
That is fantastic!! well done (",)

citygirl73 17-06-2012 12:21 PM

thanks to u and ur idea.. i got an old trampoline and am going to do this .
thanks to everyone onsite for all the great ideas

madfrozen 18-06-2012 09:13 AM

hi
 
Hi Citygirl73 - great! Would love to see your finished polytunnel - let us know how you get on!

heyhey 06-04-2013 10:22 PM

very impressive, well done ....and I'l defo be stealing the scare crow/hen!!! bottle....love it

kilk 10-01-2014 10:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mondubics
Did you know that there is a theory that the bottle with water in it (better still a balloon) makes insects see a magnified image and scares them away? ;-)) Very good if you are hosting a BBQ.
Not sure if it discriminates between beneficial and non-beneficial insects. lol


Well done on the tunnel Madfrozen, it's not easy to stretch the plastic tight all around.

Hi mondubics, you've just given me an idea to keep midges away while im saving the turf!!

joanmul 11-01-2014 01:33 PM

Well done - great thinking there. I'm trying to figure out the floating bottle as I can't really see the details in the photo. How is it attached to the coat hanger and the thing that holds it up in the air as well?

joanmul 11-01-2014 01:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jessy8754
hi madfrozen....love your idea for polytunnel... we are going to TRY and copy it ...with regard to the plastic for the polytunnel you mentioned u got it on ebay.. could u tell me where u got the plastic on ebay and a rough idea of price please i put in search engine plastic for polytunnels but got no results back...thanks so much...p.s. u have a wonderful view from your garden lucky lucky u...xx


Maybe your search should have been for (heavy duty) sheet plastic?

madfrozen 11-01-2014 06:07 PM

bottle
 
Hi,
thanks....
The bottle just has a hole made in the cap of the bottle and the coat hanger is threaded through to a hole in the base. Then you cut flaps out of the middle of the bottle and fold back alternate flaps to create like a windmill. Was intended to stop the hens and or birds from attacking the veg....

bestdogevers 20-01-2014 09:49 PM

great idea...well done mate..

selenarichard 27-02-2019 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by madfrozen
Hi, just thought someone might find this useful. We wanted a polytunnel but they are very expensive so we had the idea of using an old trampoline frame and some spare wood and making a polytunnel. The frame is the two halves of a circular trampoline and then braces with the legs and some timber. I think we used some of the metal bits that keep up the safety net as well. We bought the plastic on ebay and spent a fun but strenuous afternoon putting the plastic on. Here is the imperfect but perfectly serviceable results.

Thank you to the trampoline donator! :-)


I think before going through this idea it is better to do a survery regarding polytunnels


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