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sunshineband

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cost of insect mesh
« on: July 12, 2017, 09:35 »
With more and more tiny pests like allium leaf miner, lee moth etc, I have decided to grow more crops under what is often called enviromesh or veggie mesh. Although it lasts for years if you look after it, it does need quite some financial layout in the first place, so I have been looking around at costs

I know usually I am keen to buy local, or at least British, but on this occasion I have been tempted away across the seas to... Hong Kong

I have just bought a piece 1m by 2.6m for 30 less than the next closest British competitor, with free p&p. It arrived in just over two weeks. This gives me enough to cover both leek beds through until the Autumn, and then use it for onion sets next Spring.

I felt some of you might be interested... search in Amazon for insect mesh and there are lots to choose from, billed as UV stable too
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Re: cost of insect mesh
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 17:35 »
Not sure how that compares but gardening naturally had got 25% off all their netting a couple of weeks ago. Wish I'd taken up the offer as I've now decided to replace the debris netting next year on the brassica cage as I still get white fly in there. I will keep your place in mind Sunny & also GN for if they have another sale

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Re: cost of insect mesh
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 17:52 »
I bought some Agralan envoiromesh from e bay. 4.5 mtr x 2,1mtr. 14'99 with free postage. I would have paid double that however to keep the dreaded leek moth at bay.

It feels to be good quality too.

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Re: cost of insect mesh
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 18:22 »
My original environmesh was from Agralan & it's well over 25 years old

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Re: cost of insect mesh
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2017, 19:18 »
I'm tempted to invest in some more for brassicas for next year.

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Re: cost of insect mesh
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2017, 21:13 »
I think 'Debris netting' may not be as robust as some others, Sunny.

I used to try carrots under a load of scaffolding net, and while they grew well, they weren't easy and looked thick, so we stopped.

Might be an idea to check with a builders merchant on grades, as I have a suspicion that there may be some corners cut to meet minimum building requirements (cheaper), but this stuff may just well work against carrot fly etc...

Just an observation  mind you...

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Re: cost of insect mesh
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2017, 22:07 »
wilko have some price at 12.00. I am watching in the hope it will go to half price! you never know?



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