Allotment Bird and Cat Netting

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Allotment Bird and Cat Netting

Post by rmacdonal » Fri, 22 Mar 2013 23:15:00



I've been having trouble with birds and cats getting on to my allotment
and spoiling my fruits and vegetables. I am looking at getting some
netting to put over my plants but was not sure what hole size would be
best to stop birds and cats. If anyone could advise me that would be
great.
Thanks.

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Post by notbo » Sat, 23 Mar 2013 00:24:51



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> not sure what hole size would be best to stop birds and cats.

.410 gauge

nb

 
 
 

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Post by Bill » Sat, 23 Mar 2013 01:33:12



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> > not sure what hole size would be best to stop birds and cats.

> .410 gauge

> nb

As with most problems, this is the worst answer, unless you want to
spend more time down at the local nick. It is an easy answer though for
the lazy, and simple minded.

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Post by Fran » Sat, 23 Mar 2013 01:34:18


You can handle cats with a chicken wire fence from a hardware store,
birds with bird-netting from a gardening shop.  

On Thu, 21 Mar 2013 14:15:00 +0000, rmacdonald

Quote:

>I've been having trouble with birds and cats getting on to my allotment
>and spoiling my fruits and vegetables. I am looking at getting some
>netting to put over my plants but was not sure what hole size would be
>best to stop birds and cats. If anyone could advise me that would be
>great.
>Thanks.

 
 
 

Allotment Bird and Cat Netting

Post by notbo » Sat, 23 Mar 2013 03:14:48



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>> > not sure what hole size would be best to stop birds and cats.

>> .410 gauge
> It is an easy answer though for the lazy, and simple minded.

...yet apparently painful to those devoid of any humor.

nb

 
 
 

Allotment Bird and Cat Netting

Post by David Hare-Scot » Sat, 23 Mar 2013 06:29:21


Quote:

> I've been having trouble with birds and cats getting on to my
> allotment and spoiling my fruits and vegetables. I am looking at
> getting some netting to put over my plants but was not sure what hole
> size would be best to stop birds and cats. If anyone could advise me
> that would be great.
> Thanks.

The synthetic fibre (polypropylene ??) netting used on orchards, grape vines
etc to exclude birds ought to keep out cats too.  The mesh is about 2-2.5cm.
This will be cheaper than wire mesh and easier to erect.  You should be able
to get it at any Garden shop.

It won't exclude frugivorous beasties with sharp teeth like possums, which
will chew through almost anything to get to a ripe peach.  I am guessing the
cats are not eating your fruit but causing other nuisance that they will
probably do elsewhere rather than chew through a net.

David

 
 
 

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Post by Bill » Sat, 23 Mar 2013 14:33:22



Quote:





> >> > not sure what hole size would be best to stop birds and cats.

> >> .410 gauge

> > It is an easy answer though for the lazy, and simple minded.

> ...yet apparently painful to those devoid of any humor.

> nb

A weapon is humor? Get help.

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Post by notbo » Sat, 23 Mar 2013 18:05:37



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> A weapon is humor? Get help.

I don't need help.  I have a weapon.  ;)

nb

 
 
 

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Post by rmacdonal » Sat, 06 Apr 2013 19:40:49


Thanks for all the replies. I've managed to get some netting that seems
to be doing the trick so far.

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rmacdonald