Spear & Jackson Cold Frame (900 x 800 x 590mm). Half price £39.99 @ Amazon
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Spear & Jackson Cold Frame (900 x 800 x 590mm). Half price £39.99 @ Amazon

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Found 4th May 2016
The Spear & Jackson Cold Frame provides protection for plants from adverse weather conditions, mainly excessive wet or cold weather by creating a micro-climate through wind protection and soil and air insulation. Traditionally cold frames are used to start growing plants earlier in Spring or later into Autumn and to ‘harden’ young plants before outdoor planting, after they have initially been raised in a greenhouse from seedlings or cuttings.

However, if you don’t have a greenhouse a cold frame is a much cheaper alternative and will assist in the raising of seedlings or cuttings as the translucent panes allow sunlight to penetrate whilst reducing convective heat loss.

900 x 800 x 590 mm assembled dimensions
Tanalised wood finish for a higher degree of weatherproofing
Durable plastic panes
Fasteners and assembly instructions included
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Have a look at the Lacewing cold frame on Primrose.co.uk. It looks the same and is 5 pound cheaper.
brisbrom

Have a look at the Lacewing cold frame on Primrose.co.uk. It looks the … Have a look at the Lacewing cold frame on Primrose.co.uk. It looks the same and is 5 pound cheaper.


do you mean this one postage is £4.99 and doesn't have some of the features this one does.
Thanks OP was interested but looked at the Amazon reviews, seems it wont last more than a couple of years outside before falling apart bit of a shame as it's supposed to protect plants from cold/frost and a bit of snow/sleet. I think I'll hold out for a metal/glass one. Certainly not worth the RRP and if it only lasts a couple of years not worth the reduced price either imo. Not voted either way.
It is all overpriced TBH. A few bits of wood and that polycarbonate stuff are all your buying. The taller ones with shelfs are a decent buy, but this stuff is rubbish and not worth the price.
ribs1

Thanks OP was interested but looked at the Amazon reviews, seems it wont … Thanks OP was interested but looked at the Amazon reviews, seems it wont last more than a couple of years outside before falling apart bit of a shame as it's supposed to protect plants from cold/frost and a bit of snow/sleet. I think I'll hold out for a metal/glass one. Certainly not worth the RRP and if it only lasts a couple of years not worth the reduced price either imo. Not voted either way.



But, you see, people genuinely are idiots. ALL wood rots if you don't treat it. My preference would be yacht varnish, then watch the rain just slide off it. For years to come....
bellboys

But, you see, people genuinely are idiots. ALL wood rots if you don't … But, you see, people genuinely are idiots. ALL wood rots if you don't treat it. My preference would be yacht varnish, then watch the rain just slide off it. For years to come....


Agreed! Plus I don't like the way in the above pictures where it's shown in direct contact with the grass which will help retain moisture against it. I'd get some pressure treated timber from a timber merchants (or diy store if you're a bit flush with money) and make a basic square frame for it to sit on which you can sacrifice & replace if it rots. Better still, stick the frame first on a bed of gravel a few inches deep to let the water drain away. Should last decades then, if recoated as per above post every couple of / few years.
davej1710

Agreed! Plus I don't like the way in the above pictures where it's shown … Agreed! Plus I don't like the way in the above pictures where it's shown in direct contact with the grass which will help retain moisture against it. I'd get some pressure treated timber from a timber merchants (or diy store if you're a bit flush with money) and make a basic square frame for it to sit on which you can sacrifice & replace if it rots. Better still, stick the frame first on a bed of gravel a few inches deep to let the water drain away. Should last decades then, if recoated as per above post every couple of / few years.



Both valid points I agreee with totally. However, when I factor in buying the yacht varnish it's not such a good deal. How about this for £29.95? Aluminium Cold Frame, free delivery too unless your'e in the Highlands and Islands.

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ribs1

Both valid points I agreee with totally. However, when I factor in buying … Both valid points I agreee with totally. However, when I factor in buying the yacht varnish it's not such a good deal. How about this for £29.95? Aluminium Cold Frame, free delivery too unless your'e in the Highlands and Islands.https://www.gardenoasis.co.uk/aluminium-cold-frame?gclid=CI39tO-WwcwCFesW0wodbVsKHQ


Nice find! Tempted for this myself. Thanks.
davej1710

Nice find! Tempted for this myself. Thanks.


Just read up on this and similar frames. General negative is that it's very flimsy but 3 out of 5 star for value, so might be worth a punt if you're on a tight budget.
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