Netting for gooseberries

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mdjlucan

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Netting for gooseberries
« on: April 08, 2018, 17:38 »
Where's the best place to buy netting for this I'm looking for the nylon netting thanks




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« Last Edit: April 08, 2018, 18:32 by mumofstig »
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Re: Gosberries
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2018, 18:11 »
I bought a load of anti bird nett8ng from Growing Naturally for my fruit cage
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Re: Gosberries
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2018, 08:33 »
I bought a load of anti bird nett8ng from Growing Naturally for my fruit cage

I got mine from this company too.  Price and service were both good.

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Re: Netting for gooseberries
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2018, 19:46 »
I've never experienced any problem with birds on Gooseberries, do you really need netting?
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Re: Netting for gooseberries
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2018, 07:54 »
Much the same been growing gooseberries for years.
Never felt the need for any netting of them.
They will be leafing and budding well now. Check under the leaves for any sawfly or mildew and remove.
Not really ever seen that Myself, but growing the plants too close and not pruning correctlytends to promote that.

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Re: Netting for gooseberries
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2018, 08:27 »
2 years running I had all my gooseberries disappear over night almost, wasnít sure if the 2 footed thief was feathered! Then I had chance to build a fruit cage so I thought it sensible to put the gooseberry bush in it, since then Iíve had decent crops.

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Re: Netting for gooseberries
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2018, 08:54 »
Wood pigeons strip any and all gooseberries that are unprotected on our site, so fruit cages and netting are essential.

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Re: Netting for gooseberries
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2018, 11:20 »
Wood pigeons strip any and all gooseberries that are unprotected on our site, so fruit cages and netting are essential.

Same here.  For years they never bothered the gooseberries, but now if they aren't netted there's nothing left to pick.

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Re: Netting for gooseberries
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2018, 20:00 »
Around 10 years ago someone claimed human thieves had stripped the bushes but we had seen Magpies enjoying them.  Nowadays if the don't cover them you lose them. It seems still Magpies as someone rescued one from being tangled in my netting last year. It was a rather large mesh it must have fancied it's chances so smaller mesh this year.
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