PRODUCT REVIEWS: GREENHOUSE SHADING (June 23)

Protect those greenhouse plants from scorching in the summer heat with a range of options from blinds to shading paint to netting

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SUPERIOR WINDBREAK AND GREENHOUSE SHADE NETTING

Made from strong, UV stabilised, monofilament polyethylene this green netting will provided 50% shade. With eyelets woven into the seam every 2.5cm (1in) for easy fixing greenhouse glazing bars, it is available in 1m, 2m and 3m widths. It can also be used as a windbreak.

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HARROD HORTICULTURAL
www.harrodhorticultural.com
TEL: 0333 400 6400
PRODUCT CODE: GNE-270P
PRICE: FROM £2.75

KG VERDICT
Good strong netting which is versatile enough to be used as a windbreak too. The reinforced eyelets are particularly helpful for attaching to the nuts and blots of your frame inside the greenhouse. Various widths available to suit your requirements.

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GREENHOUSE ROLLER BLINDS (TWIN PACK)

These Greenhouse Roller Blinds are designed to fit in a standard 2ft section of a greenhouse. Offering a 60% shade value, they are made from a hardwearing synthetic material. They are spring loaded and are attached to the glass using rubber suckers. Shading width: 57.5cm(22½in); shading length 190cm (75in).

TWO WESTS & ELLIOT
www.twowests.co.uk
TEL: 01246 451077
PRODUCT CODE:  GHRB01
PRICE: £44.35

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KG VERDICT
These are very easy to attach and can be up and functioning in less than a minute. The blinds offer excellent protection and there is the option of opening and closing them to align with the weather outside. Good for smaller greenhouses.

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VITAX SUMMER CLOUD GREENHOUSE SHADING

Vitax Summer Cloud Greenhouse Shading can be used on glass, acrylic and polycarbonate surfaces. This 500ml bottle dilutes to 4 litres water, sufficient to treat two 8 x 6 ft glasshouses.

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KINGS SEEDS
www.kingsseeds.com
TEL: 01376 570 000
PRODUCT CODE: 45180
PRICE: £8

KG VERDICT
Dilute to the desired thickness and apply with a paint brush. The paint will dry quickly and provide good protection for your summer greenhouse plants by reflecting sunlight back and blocking harmful rays. Easy to designate particular frames for shading depending on the direction of the sunlight on the greenhouse.

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