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Old Posted: 02-04-2012 , 04:14 PM #1
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Default Trampoline to Polytunnel

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! :-)
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Old Posted: 02-04-2012 , 05:44 PM #2
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wow - what a great idea. Hope it yields great veg for you
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Old Posted: 02-04-2012 , 10:41 PM #3
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Fantastic, well done to you.......
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Old Posted: 02-04-2012 , 11:07 PM #4
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Wow, not so much a polytunnel, more a whole greenhouse! Well done, its a great job!
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Old Posted: 03-04-2012 , 01:23 AM #5
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whats the story about the floating bottle?
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Old Posted: 03-04-2012 , 02:07 AM #6
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Ingenious!

Well done, madfrozen.

Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

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Old Posted: 03-04-2012 , 08:34 AM #7
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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!
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Old Posted: 03-04-2012 , 09:38 AM #8
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Ha, I thought I was seeing things!! Another great idea.
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Old Posted: 04-04-2012 , 04:46 PM #9
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That's brilliant, Well Done :)
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Old Posted: 04-04-2012 , 05:24 PM #10
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Default trampoline to polytunnel

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

Happy gardening.
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Old Posted: 05-04-2012 , 06:53 PM #11
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well done
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Old Posted: 06-04-2012 , 03:11 PM #12
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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
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Old Posted: 09-04-2012 , 01:41 PM #13
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I will PM you with the details.
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Old Posted: 10-04-2012 , 12:52 AM #14
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Very clever idea, it looks fantastic!
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Old Posted: 23-04-2012 , 09:50 AM #15
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looks fab really is it doing the job
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