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Mattings & Polythenes

The types of horticultural matting used within a greenhouse include Water Matting and capillary matting. Both have been developed to make watering your plants quick, easy and efficient - so you don't waste any time and you don't waste water. Both types of matting work in different ways to ensure your plants receive water. Water Matting is a thick material with an exceptionally high water holding capacity. When using Water Matting to help water your plants, the matting should be placed below the trays or pots, ideally within a watertight tray. It is then possible for you to water the matting rather than the plants - so one point of watering - and the water spreads throughout the matting providing water to all your plants. Where Water Matting holds water, Capillary Matting carries water, so is the right type of matting if you are setting up a watering system within your greenhouse. Capillary Matting doesn't need to be as thick as Water Matting as you supply water via a 'tank' or 'reservoir' of water and your plants draw the water to them when they need it - in this way your plants only get the water they need and are never over or under watered. When using either water or capillary matting on top of benches or shelves within your greenhouse, ideally line the area with black polythene - this helps the surface of your benches remain in good condition. Perforated polythene can be placed on top of Water Matting or Capillary Matting to help prevent algae growth - and if algae does grow it's easy to wipe if off the surface of the polythene.



Capillary Matting
SPECIAL OFFER - Money Saving Pack Available.
A high quality Capillary Matting which transports water quickly and evenly over flat level surfaces. It allows a large number of plants to be easily watered and at the same time helps create a good humid atmosphere.

SPECIAL OFFER AVAILABLE - select the 10m pack below and you will SAVE £5.50 against purchasing multiple single metres.


Water Matting
This Water matting is the modern replacement for sand and gravel.
The matting is 3/8" (10mm) thick and has a huge water holding capacity - it can hold 12 pints per square yard.
The other main advantages of this water matting are, it is lightweight so easy to install and also that it is easy to keep clean, so helping to prevent spread of disease.
Supplied by the running metre, simply alter the quantity to purchase as many total metres as required and then cut to size.


Black Polythene per metre
A heavy duty black Polythene especially useful on top of wooden benches to give a good base for water or capillary matting.


Perforated Polythene per metre
A 120 gauge black Perforated Polythene to use on the top of water or capillary matting to reduce water evaporation and suppress algae growth.


Clear Polythene per metre
A high quality 500 gauge UV stabilised Clear Polythene suitable for covering cold frames and cloches etc.


Self Watering Trays
SPECIAL OFFER - Money Saving Packs Available.
These Self-Watering Trays have been developed to enable simple, efficient automatic watering of house plants, bedding plants, seedlings etc - plants look after themselves !
By just standing them on the trays & they take up water as and when they need it from the reservoir below - no more over watering! These self watering trays, from full, can last up to two weeks, so giving simple holiday watering cover.

SPECIAL OFFER AVAILABLE - select the pack of two and you will SAVE up to £7.50 against purchasing two single units.


Water Matting for Hot Bench
Use Water Matting on our Hot Bench in your greenhouse.
Each mat is cut to fit 1 section of your Hot Bench, keep this mat wet and it provides your plants with greater humidity, helping to provide a healthy environment for propagation and plant growth.


Water Mat for Modular Staging
These high quality Water Mats are supplied cut to fit our Modular Staging trays.


Shelf Tray Water Mats (In Pairs)
High quality Water Mats supplied cut to fit our Wall Mounted & Hanging Shelves to provide an easy to use alternative to sand or gravel.


Water Mats for Up Staging
Use these high quality Water Mats supplied pre cut to fit our Up-Staging or Extra Tier trays.
They are an excellent substitute for sand or gravel, holding more water but being much easier to keep clean, which helps to prevent the build up of algae and other diseases.


Water Mat To Fit Plastic Gravel Tray
These high quality Water Mats are supplied cut to fit our wide range of Watertight Plastic Gravel Trays.


Water Mat for Gravel Tray to fit Seed Tray Rack
Use this high quality Water Mat supplied pre cut to fit our Seed Tray Rack Gravel Aluminium Tray.
Water Matting is an excellent substitute for sand or gravel, holding more water but being much easier to keep clean, which helps to prevent the build up of algae and other diseases.


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