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    Default Seedling cloches any good?

    I was in my local GC and noticed they've got a couple of seedling cloches reduced to 5 that look the same as this one https://www.gardman.co.uk/seedling-cloche.html

    Are they any good? I'm worred it might blow away like the upright greenhouses and have heard many 'horror stories' about them.

    I thought they might be a good way of getting an early harvest and would also help free up my greenhouse early in the season as it tends to get a bit overcrowded.

    Thanks in advance

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    If they are like the ones in the picture they are worth it, but they do act like kites in the same way as blow a way greenhouses, I bought one and the frame gave up and the plastic joint broke, I ended up using the skin over blue water pipe hoops and used sand filled milk bottles (soft Bricks) to hold it down
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    Definitely worth a punt at 5!
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    Thanks Cadalot, that's what I was worried about. I do have that blue plastic tubing but didn't like the appearance of it in my garden (I don't have an allotment). Oh, and I also have some green bendy tubes I bought from Gardening Naturally that I used with netting to keep cats off but I didn't like the netting I bought as it got snagged and ripped. I have a feeling I might be better off with the green tubes and maybe get some plastic or fleece to go over the top.
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