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    Default Storm Doris Had it in for my Polytunnel :(

    Storm Doris Had it in for my Polytunnel :(-p1090773.jpg

    We woke up to this scene this morning The cover is ripped in a number of places. Worse is that the bar across the top of the frame was smashed in and almost sheared right through.

    We don't know if something fell right on top of it or whether it smashed into the corner of the garage or what. But this was after we weighed the frame down yesterday with concrete blocks so shows how bad storm was last night.

    Saving grace is that we've been saving up and planning on getting a greenhouse later this year. In between will have to make do.

    Can't see any other obvious damage in garden but it was hard to tell as so wet and windy.

    Hope everyone else's gardens and allotments are OK. And stay safe out there.
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    Such a shame Marie, flippin wind
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    Ouch..................
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    Ouch!
    Do you think you can repair it?
    Hope you didn't lose too many things inside?
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    It does look a mess Marie maybe you could salvage some of the frame to make netting tunnels or something.
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    We went back out in the rain and took the cover off because it looked like it was going to take off again!

    It can be repaired of sorts. I shall just use some outdoor gaffa tape over the rips in the cover. Not worth spending any money on as would rather put that towards the new greenhouse. The frame where it has been bent across the top means it might not be strong enough to hold lots of hanging baskets like I did last year. The sides look ok.

    Luckily no plants inside as haven't started growing any new ones yet just my gardening tools. So I'm happy no plants have been ruined. That would be much worse.
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    Are the tubes hollow?
    If so, could you perhaps find a rod of scrap iron to push into the broken ends....sort of internal splinting?
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    Very good idea, Nicos. I think they probably are hollow

    So long as no other damage occurs, with a bit of a repair jobby I'm sure we can just work with it. Poor old thing! I have been so careful with it too. Hoping to get a greenhouse installed by summer time so not too long to go until then.
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