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    Just form a hole in the soil with a suitable tube from a blow away or rod and push the end into the ground why make things complicated ? See Alans Allotment: Blue Water Pipe & Netting


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadalot View Post
    Just form a hole in the soil with a suitable tube from a blow away or rod and push the end into the ground why make things complicated ? See Alans Allotment: Blue Water Pipe & Netting


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    I do the same. Perhaps make them a wee bit longer if you need the headroom

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Shoes View Post
    I do the same. Perhaps make them a wee bit longer if you need the headroom
    The article I wrote works backwards from the width of the scaffolding mesh, the width of the bed and derives the total length of hoops based on pushing the pipe 200mm into the ground, and thus hives you the headroom based on the above.
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    Using the metal rods to, sometimes, raise the height means I don't have to add the additional bracing you've used - horses for courses or each to their own
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    For larger beds (2.4 x 4.8) 1 use 2.4m battens and 3m wide netting over wooden frames. Just lift batten over to alternate side to get full access. Skits made from 1m netting.

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