A friend of mine is moving house over the next month. She has a lot of fruit bushes and said I could have some if I wished. Can they be lifted now and re planted in my garden. She also has a polytunnel (1 year old) which she is selling also. Are they easy to dismantle. I could see the plastic been a problem. Any tips.
It depends how old the bushes are: if one or two years, you can dig out most of their roots and they will settle in fast. Worth a try whatever.
Tunnels just need time and patience, while the plastic would be difficult to dig out and then free up from around the door frames, without losing any there and finding that you had not quite enough to re-secure it when reassembling. Not impossible though. If more than three or four years old, the plastic is not worth saving for recladding.
If it is a large polytunnel you could do the same as my brother. He had to take his down a month after we put it up. The sheeting was damaged so he left one of the spans off and so being shorter the sheeting was able to fit. When it needs replacing he will put the span back up.