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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:49 am    Post subject: Store fruit netting over winter? Reply with quote

Can't decide what's best. Do I roll up and store fruit cage netting over winter (bit of a faff) or do I leave it where it is (Dave's idea)?

I quite like the idea of letting birds in to eat any pests. Also a nearby birch is already scattering leaves and small branches/twigs over the top of the netting.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least if you take it indoors, Sue, it'll have chance to dry out and keep UV decay to a minimum. I use a length of plastic down pipe, stretch the netting out on the lawn and roll it up round the pipe. Only takes a few minutes.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a good idea! Yes I think I will do that.

Started out today with all good intentions of sorting out the fruit and veg but as I was passing the compost bins the front left panel finally gave up the ghost and all the fresh stuff spilled onto the path! Rolling Eyes
So I actually spent the day sorting that out. I had to empty both bins and Dave, bless him, found some odd bits of timber and screwed it back together again.

I can use a bit of left over land drain for the netting. Happy days!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wrap it up and get it in out of the weather. Should get a few more years out of it that way.
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