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Replacement glass

I have bought a Crittal Greenhouse 2nd hand and need to replace a lot of glass any ideas where I might get some in the Bray/ South Dublin area Brayhead, Bray, Co Wicklow Posted: 15/08/2016

Try Wicklow Glass and Glazing. Polydome in Offaly supplies glass to order.



Can you recommend anyone who can erect a polytunnel near Tubbercurry, Sligo? fitzzy13, T, Co Sligo Posted: 03/05/2016

 We are not aware of any supplier in that area, but the below offers a nationwide service.



Tomatoes w/out polytunnel?

Had an idea to run by you. Could one recreate a greenhouse/polytunnel effect by training tomatoes and peppers vertically on a sturdy steel frame and draping it with plastic? Could you envisage improvising an otherwise expensive fruit cage? Trying to work out how to grow a few plants... ClareO, Shillelagh, Co Wicklow Posted: 18/06/2015

 A greenhouse is just any structure with polythene or glass. Polythene must be tight or it flaps and tears. 


Glasshouse growing

What can I plant in my glasshouse now 1st May. Bereavements took me away from gardening. I have sown Veg marrow yesterday as previous plants died of drought and frost. Never had a quince on my 10year old tree - and ideas?? KatieR, Ardagh, Co Limerick Posted: 01/05/2015

Lots of things can still be sown or planted: tomatoes, cucumebers, melon, chilli, coutgettes, climbing beans etc.

Click this link for more information on greenhouse growing:  http://www.garden.ie/howtogrow.aspx?id=360

Quince can be slow to crop and variable, but it is self-pollinated and may be getting to the fruiting stage now. It likes a warm sunny position. 



glass house

I want to buy a green house but am hopeless with diy, can you tell me if there is a company that i can buy one off but they will also put it together for me. 060220122, dublin 09, Co Dublin Posted: 06/02/2012

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Greenhouse Purchase Advice

The strong westerlies in Mayo ripped my Polytunnel to bits agian this December, 2yrs running now, so the time has come to think about Greenhouse. What would your advise be wrt to Strength and would something like what the Walton(UK) Polycarbonate Greenhouses be strong enough for Westport? Big investment so want to make sure it's still standing next January. See http://www.ebay.ie/itm/220705748069?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 Gibleen Lodge, Westport, Co Mayo Posted: 11/01/2012


It is impossible to comment on a particular brand of greenhouse, but some general points can be made.

If the wind is that strong, there is a risk to any greenhouse. The only greenhouse that can stand very severe winds is one made of galvanised steel. Aluminium tends to rock and break under severe gusts.

Even a steel greenhouse may need extra struts to reinforce it.

Polycarbonate sheeting is likely to flex and may pop out of its clips.

Glass can pop out too but can be fitted to steel glazing bars with silicone rubber.

The biggest danger to glass is flying debris, which can break glass panels and the strong wind can then blow out the rest of the glass sheets.

A polytunnel can be as robust as most glasshouses especially if long-life sheeting is used, which does not split. And shelter windbreak mesh material can be used.



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