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    That's because it's a light shade & is designed to reflect the light from the bulb. That was my query re shading, how are you going to get the light inside to reflect without the use of mirrors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by no_akira View Post
    Would only be using the cloches in the March / April time period with it slightly lower light levels and intensity... maybe
    Cloches are to protect plants from harsh weather and pests, warm the soil and maintain humidity not increase or intensify light levels to plants.
    Look on the bright side

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    Nice find!
    If all else fails, paint them black and put them over your rhubarb!
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    Personally I would adapt a sliding door on top & just use them as bell cloches. I'm sure you will get enough light March - April.
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    I have used the plastic blueish water bottles that you find in offices to the same effect, some have handles moulded into them and some have not, both types have caps which when unscrewed allow air to circulate. Cutting the bottoms off about an inch or two up, gives you a water tray for pots.
    Ask the local water bottle suppliers if they have returns to chuck out for free!....my favourite price.
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    Recycled bell cloche from industrial acrylic lamp shades !-recycled_cloches_01c.jpg

    Something like this then cheapskate_chaz ?

    I'd got a couple of these out of a skip end of last year. They went over an outdoor chilli plant successfullly.

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    Update on how these acrylic cloches have been working...

    Ring of Sacrificial Sunflower maidens as an offering to entice the slug & snails out into the open were my Song Thrush army & my one seriously territorial Robin can decimate them... mwahahaha

    Parsnips are coming on nicely

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    Recycled bell cloche from industrial acrylic lamp shades !-parsnip_seedlings_c.jpg
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