Summer Shade house:




25mm Saddles with screws, self tappers 10Gx25mm

This week has seen the construction of our shade house. Chris has planned it all, and slowly, slowly it is emerging. We bought the poly-pipe when the watering system was installed, some months ago.

Large 50mm irrigation pipe was cut and loops were formed by putting them onto star pickets. White 25mm PVC water pipes have been added to made the whole thing more stable. (ends have been capped.) These details are added for any of you who are thinking of constructing one for yourselves. Forecasts for our Australian summer are for hot and dry weather. We’ll get the shade cloth over this construction, after I get the whole area planted and sorted. One end will be just for the raspberries, the other end for asparagus, and the centre area for other vegetables.

18 thoughts on “Summer Shade house:

    1. bkpyett Post author

      According to our Prime Minister, climate change doesn’t exist! I wonder how many dire weather events it will take for him to change his mind. I hope you keep your verdant pastures Hilary. 🙂


  1. timelesslady

    What a perfect post to stumble upon today…reason why??? My husband is constructing a hoop house to fit over my square foot garden for growing salad vegetables through the winter. He is using PVC pipe and so far our whole set-up looks very much like your shade house. I will probably blog about the process and finished product this week. What a timely post for me to read and enjoy.


    1. bkpyett Post author

      It will be wonderful for the 40 plus days!! so many things get fried in such weather… but now, they’ll be protected! We’ll see! These things don’t come easily!! 🙂



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