Garden Fleece 17gsm
This 17g Insulating Fleece provides protects against frost, wind, hail, and also stops birds and insects, a permeable, white UV stabilised, spun-bonded 2mm square mesh insulating fleece is light enough to lay directly over plants
The weather is a challenge for the gardener, that's why we recommend keeping a supply of this frost-busting 17g insulating fleece handy. The permeable, white UV stabilised, spun-bonded 2mm square mesh insulating fleece protects against frost, wind, hail, birds and insects.
Soft and light enough to be placed directly over plants and also helps to warm up the soil to achieve earlier harvesting of healthy crops and prtoects against freezing temperatures.
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17g Insulating Fleece
4m x 50m = £29.95 (GNE-044)
EXPERT FLEECE ADVICE
Our horticulturalist, Martin Fiddes, was quoted in Telegraph Gardening on the subject of fleece and the benefits of using this material in the winter.
Here's what he had to say; "Fleece is the best option as a temporary protection against frost. It is light enough to be laid over plants without any support and easy to take up again. It comes in 17 gram and 30 gram weights; the 17 gram weight will protect to just below freezing, whereas the heavier 30g fleece will protect down to 28F-26F (-2C or -3C).
It’s important to remember to take up the fleece after frost has passed – it may keep plants snug but pests like it under there too. Fleece also blocks light at a time of year when light levels are low."
The article went on to say the following about other devices capable of warding off frosts. "...there are polythene, poly tunnels, lightweight cloche systems, ingenious support devices that convert raised beds into tunnels, and variations on the classic cold frame. Specialist suppliers such as Harrod Horticultural...are excellent one-stop shops for all plant protection supplies."
Can you manage without fleece and other such materials and products this winter, spring and autumn?