Yesterday members of the Craven Arms Community Garden draped the polythene cover over the framework of the new polytunnel – another major milestone in the polytunnel construction.
The photograph below shows the cover at the first stage of fixing. It appears quite loose at this stage and the next step is to finalise the position of the cover and then tension and fix with wooden battens.
Once again our thanks to Ludlow Food Festival whose generosity has made all this possible.
Our gratitude also to the “polytunnel drapers” for their hard work yesterday in baking sunshine (we experienced the hottest day of the year so far):
- Liz Wynn
- Tony Mantle
- John Wood
The photograph below shows the cover under tension during the fixing operation.
There are now just a few outstanding tasks before we have completed the polytunnel project:
- some cosmetic trimming of the cover
- re-positioning of an internal raised bed
- fitting the irrigation system and linking to the rainwater storage tanks and solar pump
- widening of the adjacent pathway
Soon our thoughts will be turning to a topping-out ceremony.