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Plant Protection

Protect your delicate seedlings and young plants with cloches and plant protection equipment and tools from Suttons Seeds.

We stock over 60 types of plant protection equipment which is suitable for all seasons. Plus, our cold frames and plant houses look superb, will last for years, are high quality and are quick to assemble. Full instructions are provided.

For vegetables, we are proud to provide our customers with cabbage collars, fleece, cages, enviromesh plus netting, micromesh and Polythene tunnels. For plants and shrubs, the frost cloche, thermoplus pot cover, maxi fleece and ventilated solar bells are ideal too. Low growing fruit plants (i.e. strawberries) can also benefit from mulch mats which protects the plant against splashes, slugs and weeds.

Browse the full range of cloches and plant protection solutions below.

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  1. Frost Protection Fleece Quick View

    Frost Protection Fleece

    Fleece - 3 Sizes Available
    From£7.99
  2. Maxi Fleece Save 26% Quick View

    Maxi Fleece

    Delivery within 7 days Maxi Fleece x 1
  3. Mulch Mats Quick View

    Mulch Mats

    1 Pack or 2 Packs
    From£4.99
  4. Cabbage Collars Quick View

    Cabbage Collars

    Two Pack Sizes Available
    From£3.99
  5. Popadome Quick View

    Popadome

    Frame & individually Fleece Cover, Poly Cover, Net Cover
    From£22.99
  6. Flexi Balls Quick View

    Flexi Balls

    Pack of 10 x 1 or 2
    From£9.99 RRP £8.99
  7. Mini Greenhouse Cloches Quick View

    Mini Greenhouse Cloches

    Mini Cloches, FREE Fixing Pegs
    From£49.99
  8. Sun Huts Quick View

    Sun Huts

    Delivery within 7 days Pack of 10
  9. Aluminium Cold Frames Quick View

    Aluminium Cold Frames

    Available in 2 Sizes
    From£96.79
  10. Butterfly Proterction Netting Quick View

    Butterfly Proterction Netting

    Butterfly Netting - 3 Sizes Available
    From£15.99
  11. Heavy Duty Woven Ground Cover Quick View

    Heavy Duty Woven Ground Cover

    Ground Cover - 5 Sizes Available
    From£19.99
  12. Superior Fruit Cage Net Quick View

    Superior Fruit Cage Net

    Bird Net - 4 Sizes Available
    From£15.99
  13. Easy Fleece Tunnel - Giant Quick View

    Easy Fleece Tunnel - Giant

    Delivery within 7 days 3m Giant Fleece Tunnel
  14. Easy Netting Tunnel - Standard Quick View

    Easy Netting Tunnel - Standard

    Delivery within 7 days 3m Netting Tunnel x 1
  15. Popadome - 1.2m x 1.2m x 1.2m Quick View

    Popadome - 1.2m x 1.2m x 1.2m

    Net, Fleece, Poly Available
    From£19.99
  16. Frost Protection Tunnel - 1 Piece Save 20% Quick View

    Frost Protection Tunnel - 1 Piece

    Delivery within 7 days Protection Tunnel
  17. Greenhouse XL Quick View

    Greenhouse XL

    Delivery within 7 days Height 190 x Depth 186 x Width 122cm
  18. Ultra-Fine Insect Netting Quick View

    Ultra-Fine Insect Netting

    Insect Netting - 3 Sizes Available
    From£22.99
  19. Half Growhouse Quick View

    Half Growhouse

    Delivery within 14 days Half Growhouse
  20. Bird Protection Net Quick View

    Bird Protection Net

    Bird Net - 4 Sizes Available
    From£11.99
  21. Easy Fleece Tunnel - Standard Quick View

    Easy Fleece Tunnel - Standard

    Delivery within 7 days 3m Easy Fleece Tunnel x 1
  22. Easy Netting Tunnel - Giant Quick View

    Easy Netting Tunnel - Giant

    Delivery within 7 days 3m Giant Net Tunnel
  23. Enviromesh Quick View

    Enviromesh

    From£19.99 RRP £17.99
  24. Popadome - 1.8m x 0.9m x 1.2m Quick View

    Popadome - 1.8m x 0.9m x 1.2m

    Net, Fleece or Poly Available
    From£20.99
  25. Easy Polythene Film Tunnel - Standard Quick View

    Easy Polythene Film Tunnel - Standard

    Delivery within 7 days 3m Polythene Film Tunnel x 1
  26. Growhouse Quick View

    Growhouse

    Delivery within 14 days Growhouse
  27. Hardwood Mini Greenhouse Quick View

    Hardwood Mini Greenhouse

    Delivery within 21 days Mini Greenhouse
  28. Polytunnels Quick View

    Polytunnels

    Polytunnels - 6' x 8', 8' x 10' or 10' x 10'
    From£259.99
  29. Walk-in Fruit Cage with Door Quick View

    Walk-in Fruit Cage with Door

    Fruit Cage with Door
    From£199.99 RRP £169.99
  30. Polythene Coldframe Save 11% Quick View

    Polythene Coldframe

    Delivery within 7 days Polythene Coldframe
  31. Timber Cold Frame Quick View

    Timber Cold Frame

    Delivery within 21 days 1 x Timber Cold Frame
  32. Bell Glass Cloche - Large Quick View

    Bell Glass Cloche - Large

    Delivery within 21 days Large Glass Cloche
  33. Bell Glass Cloche - Medium Quick View

    Bell Glass Cloche - Medium

    Delivery within 21 days Medium Glass Cloche
  34. Bell Glass Cloche - Small Quick View

    Bell Glass Cloche - Small

    Delivery within 21 days Small Glass Cloche
  35. Cold Frame Quick View

    Cold Frame

    Delivery within 14 days Cold Frame
  36. Easy Polythene Film Tunnel - Giant Quick View

    Easy Polythene Film Tunnel - Giant

    Delivery within 7 days 3m Giant Polythene Film Tunnel
  37. Economy Fruit Cage Save 0% Quick View

    Economy Fruit Cage

    Fruit Cage with Zip Net or Door
    From£199.00 RRP £199.99
  38. Pop-up GardenGuard Tunnels Save 50% Quick View

    Pop-up GardenGuard Tunnels

    Delivery within 7 days Tunnel x 1
  39. Long Cloche - Ivory Frame Quick View

    Long Cloche - Ivory Frame

    Delivery within 21 days Ivory Framed Long Cloche
  40. Pop-up Triangle Cloche - Large Polythene Quick View

    Pop-up Triangle Cloche - Large Polythene

    Delivery within 7 days Large Polythene Cloche
  41. Pop-up Triangle Cloche Medium Polythene Quick View

    Pop-up Triangle Cloche Medium Polythene

    Delivery within 7 days Medium Polythene Cloche
  42. Salad Cloche - Ivory Frame Quick View

    Salad Cloche - Ivory Frame

    Delivery within 21 days Ivory Salad Cloche
  43. Hardwood Cold Frame Quick View

    Hardwood Cold Frame

    Delivery within 21 days Cold Frame
  44. Steel Round Fruit Cage Quick View

    Steel Round Fruit Cage

    Round Fruit Cage
    From£34.99
  45. Sunbubble Quick View

    Sunbubble

    Sunbubble - Standard or Large
    From£199.99
  46. Tomato Poly Covers x 3 Quick View

    Tomato Poly Covers x 3

    Delivery within 7 days Pack of 3
  47. VegTrug Nursery Quick View

    VegTrug Nursery

    Delivery within 7 days Mini Greenhouse
 
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Protecting Your Plants

Protecting Your Plants

Providing protection for seedlings and young or tender plants means that they can be sown or planted earlier than normal and also saved during those unexpected spells of bad weather that can happen at any time of year. It also means we can give some extra help to hardy plants that need to spend the winter outside and that we might actually get to eat some of our crops rather than leaving them exposed for birds and insects to feast on!

One of the most popular form of protection is the cloche. A cloche can be a small dome, a long tunnel or any other form of miniature greenhouse. It is important to match your cloche to the crop that you intend to grow. So make sure that the height of the cloche is above the maximum height of the plant and that the leaves won't get damaged by touching the sides.

Place your cloche in position a couple of weeks before sowing and planting and this will both dry and warm the soil in preparation.

Cloches come in different materials including glass, plastic, fleece and netting.

  • Glass – gives clarity, maximum heat retention, longevity and wind resistance
  • Plastic – lightweight which makes it easy to move around the plot, safe and economical
  • Net – protects against birds and some insects and also provides some shade in summer
  • Fleece – provides warmth and allows rain and air through whilst stopping small bugs and insects

Mounding up earth and using mulch is another form of protection against cold, as is wrapping pots in bubble wrap and making plants snug beneath fleece for the winter.

When it comes to fruit few of us mind sharing a portion of the crop with the garden birds but they can be greedy and eat the whole lot! A fruit cage is the ideal answer or any form of netting but please do check it frequently to make sure that no intrepid bird has tried so hard to break in that they have become entangled.

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