Saturday, June 22, 2013

Cold Week Here

I've been busy trying to get my baby Correa plants undercover this past week as we've had frosts forecast, as predicted so far this week, they've probably been the worst we've had here in a very long time. I've been building a Cold Frame for the tubed plants, but between work, the Garden Forum (where did all these new members come from, hi Bluey) and my Correa page, I haven't had time to do much on it.

Here's where I got to with the frame work on the first week.

Then after being covered with Marine Ply, I had to stand it and use it because we were going to be away in Bendigo and I had to protect the new growth from the frosts. I couldn't get all my plants inside this Cold Frame, so the rest are under a low shadecloth slung over them to stop the frost settling on them.

At 3.0 metres long by 1.2 metres wide, it should ease the workload from my small hothouse. All that's needed now are the three glass lift up panels, the centre one will have an AVO (Auto Vent Opener) fitted.