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Foxylock
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:25 pm    Post subject: A question of netting ? Reply with quote

I used netting from BnQ this year and must say I was not impressed, it seemed brittle and snagged on everything leaving gaping holes everywhere also the pests seemed to fly through it. Doe this not defeat the purpose of netting? Anyway do you guys use nets ? where do you get them and what degree of success do you have with them ? Personally I dont like the look of them but if they stave off the advancing hordes of ravaneous caterpillars then so be it.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Foxylock,

Was this the black netting? I found it quite stiff, but again it did the job.

It is possible to get a lighter green netting, which is not quite as visible, I have used this before for covering a pond etc, but it does tear very easily.

I got that previously in a diy store, but it did also come up in lidl, for a quarter of the price, exact same stuff. It usually appears in the shops in early spring

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Barremic

Yes it was the wretched black netting, must find an alternative for next year.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't use netting this year either and most of my cabbage was eaten by caterpillars (plus I cooked a few that were very well hidden in the broccoli).anyway, there is a garden I pass on my way to work and in the spring they had very fine mesh wire in a tunnel shape over the cabbage.I am thinking of doing this next year instead of netting.
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