Netting for fruit cage

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Netting for fruit cage
« on: August 17, 2013, 19:26 »
Just after some buying tips for fruit cage netting.
There is a lot to choose from with various trade names which mean nothing to me.
I will be buying a piece something like 8mx10m (~26ft x 33ft)
There is some called Nortene on EBay for 22.99. The mesh is 25mm
Any opinions would be welcome and alternative suggestions.
Don't mind buying good stuff if it lasts.
Thanks
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Re: Netting for fruit cage
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2013, 19:31 »
I will delete your identical post in GYO  ;)
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Re: Netting for fruit cage
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2013, 20:08 »
I wasn't sure where it went but wanted best chance of a reply. None so far?

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Re: Netting for fruit cage
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2013, 20:14 »
well you had a reply referring to butterfly netting, posted by mistake, so I removed it.

Best give it a while as there aren't many members on-line at the moment, and I wouldn't know what to suggest.

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Re: Netting for fruit cage
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2013, 05:43 »
There are lots of nets on Ebay, as you rightly say, but beware the cheaper stuff, as it is very thin, and doesn't last that long - say three seasons max. It'll tear with weeds getting caught up with it too.

We decided to bite the bullet and bought some from a good garden centre, Notcutts, and they sell a black netting in 4m widths, and this is much more robust, and easier to spread as well! It was much more expensive, but it has a lot going for it.

It might be an idea to go and see some first.

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Re: Netting for fruit cage
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2013, 07:22 »
I have no idea about exotic things like fruit bushes having only just sown my first radishes, but places like homebase (and probably b&q but I haven't checked) sell netting by the meter so you could check them out, have a feel and get an idea of gauge, then shop around for price. It's hard buying something's online because its hard to really picture what your getting.

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Re: Netting for fruit cage
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2013, 08:21 »
I would use metal netting for the lower part of the sides as it will stop rabbits making holes in it .
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Re: Netting for fruit cage
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2013, 08:26 »
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360655995390?var=630122119199&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

I have not long bought this for my fruit cage and got 20m x 3m. Very reasonable price and seems good quality - it needed sharp scissors to cutit! It is all attached to my fruit cage now anyway!

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Re: Netting for fruit cage
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2013, 17:14 »
Like Growster, we went to the shop to actually look at netting for our fruit cage and decided the high cost was worth it for sheer durability and life. I have some cheap netting on the blueberry cages and the robins constantly attack it trying to get in. If it lasts 3 years I'll be amazed. The main cage netting is quite heavy, needs 3 people to spread it and will discourage anything. All around the base we have 2 ft high poultry netting to discourage rabbits from chewing through and causing more problems (and expense). The 2 ft mesh we got on sale as we needed 5 rolls (fairly large cage).

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Re: Netting for fruit cage
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2013, 20:38 »
Thanks for all the advice.



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