Deer protection

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Steveharford

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Deer protection
« on: October 07, 2020, 18:14 »
Hi all
I used to post here quite a bit but other things have had to take priorItís. AnywAy, hello again. I have been a long time lurker, meanwhile,  and have still valued information gleaned from this site on garden matters.
Iím stepping in now to ask your opinion on deer protection. My son has just bought a property close by, which has a wood. Heíd love to grow veg and stuff but the deer come out of the wood at night and would decimate his crops. Iím thinking he should fence or cage off his veg patch. The problem is, there is no veg patch. So we would be starting from scratch. And itís on a slope. Can anyone recommend a suitable cage for this ? And if we are netting it, would it be worth netting against the dreaded cabbage whites while we are at it?
Iíd appreciate your thoughts.

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Re: Deer protection
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2020, 20:48 »
I guess it partly depends on how much he wants to spend, and how steep the slope is.  Are there plans for greenhouses / polytunnels, or just growing within open air protection?

I imagine that deer can be pretty determined if they want to push over a cage that is more lightweight and designed to protect from  -say - butterflies (and yes, always use mesh against cabbage whites!).
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: Deer protection
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2020, 05:39 »
Thanks Yorkie. Yes he intends to have a greenhouse and or polytunnel too. I can see myself getting a digger in and tiering it. So maybe individual cages per tier or a large stepped one over the whole thing. As for the butterfly protection I can now imagine having a cave within the cage for that. Getting complicated now 🤔

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Re: Deer protection
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2020, 11:36 »
If you want options on various netting, I have bought a few products from this lot.

https://www.gardening-naturally.com/netting-frost-protection/garden-netting

I have also bought rolls of plastic fencing from this lot.  Mine was only low as it is muntjac that trouble my plot, but they do taller stuff for bigger deer.  Muntjac get put off just pushing their faces into any kind of net.  Larger deer are more determined and can jump pretty high.

https://www.sure-green.com/fencing-supplies.html

In both cases, I got fast efficient service and good prices for basically packaged, but perfectly good products  :)

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Re: Deer protection
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2020, 22:52 »
Hello try an organization's called the British DŤer  Society for advice on deer fencing ,   jezza

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Re: Deer protection
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2020, 21:01 »
I had a look  in our garden suppliers hand book, Solus, who supply most garden centres/shops and they don't have any deer pr otection fencing.  You are going to have to go to a specialist supplier for this rather than any local supplier.  We   used to have a deer farm near here and I remember how high the fence was.


 

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