Have you ever looked at the protective cloches that you can buy and thought, "That's not large enough, sturdy enough and far too expensive"? No? Well I have. I hate buying something that I know I could make myself. It's far more practical and you can make something to exactly the specifications that you want.
Making a cloche is not that difficult and I'll go through how I make mine. The initial outlay can be a bit pricey if you don't have the right tools but over time it will be well worth the cost. You can also scrounge materials and borrow the tools if you know the right people.
Tools for the job
Cordless drill/driver bits + plus the bit to make the 25mm hole slots for the pipe
Staple gun + staples
Scissors or blade
3 x 2.4m CLS lengths of timber from B&Q...