Garden Fleece is perfect to protect your plants against frost and also stops wind, hail, birds and insects damaging your plants, strong and reusable, this 30gsm heavy duty plant fleece is UV stabilised, tear resistant and is easy to drape over plants
Winter is a challenge for the gardener, that's why we recommend this commercial quality frost-busting plant fleece. The permeable, white UV stabilised, spun-bonded 2mm square mesh 30gsm gardening fleece protects against frost, wind, hail, birds and insects.
Unlike many imitations our polyester yarn fleece has been manufactured with UV stabilisers for longer life - so won't disintegrate or tear - yet soft and light enough to be placed directly over plants. Can also be used to help to warm up the soil to achieve earlier harvesting of healthy crops.
Save up to £25 with our larger size packs!
This quality horticultural fleece is available in the following size packs:
- 2m x 10m
- 2m x 25m
- 2m x 50m
- 4m x 10m
- 4m x 25m
- 4m x 50m
*Please Note - 4m width fleece does have a join. Although the material is an animal deterrent, we cannot guarantee that it is animal/squirrel proof.
I have placed this row cover over various crops carefully using stones or soil to secure it to the ground for two years - I left some tied to a gate/wall while not in use too, in an exposed spot, and if fared well though lichen grew on it I used it again as it is not damaged. It is not as bright as it was but the crops seem to do well . I use it to cover early veg and leave it on as it protects against animal (birds that pull seedlings out, cats don't go on it, slugs, etc.) and cold wind damage throughout the year. I have used it for a short period over hoops but again used soil and stones to secure it, and string, so the material did not flap about and get torn (the hoops were very smooth), I wouldn't recommend this though - I was using the hoops to protect the fleece from being snagged by the plants in this case, to deter a neighbour's dog while I arranged a better barrier. I haven't washed the material though I think I read somewhere that it can be washed, but the crops seem to do well and I don't want to inadvertently shorten the life of the material. The price is good, I am certain that the piece I bought in 2020 will last at least this coming year as it has no damage as yet. The only thing I don't like about it is that it is difficult to see crops through it and I like to see what is in my veg patch, I am looking for something that does the same job, for the same money, but makes the crops more visible. I am an optimist!
Many thanks for your feedback which is very much appreciated.
EXPERT FLEECE ADVICE
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?
What The Press Say
Grow Your Own MagazineApril 2012
Pick of the Crop
"This frost-busting insulating fleece will covercrops during winter and chilly springs. The 30g material is spun-bonded and aims to keep cold weather, wind and hail away from your soil and vulnerable young veg."