My Blackcurrants!

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Nobbie

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My Blackcurrants!
« on: June 27, 2011, 14:22 »
Lovely crop there on Friday, but didn't have time to pick. Went to lotty this morning and they've been stripped, by pigeons I presume :( I never had to net them when I lived down south. Where's my shotgun :mad:

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Re: My Blackcurrants!
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2011, 14:26 »
I think I'm lucky - the only thing the birds go for on our plots are the brassicas. As yet, no problem with any type of fruit! Maybe we have fussy pigeons  ???

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Re: My Blackcurrants!
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2011, 15:06 »
Pigeons, blackbirds and magpies all tried to get my currant this year.  :ohmy:

Managed to save some but have got a big cage under construction for the next year --- never again :lol:
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Re: My Blackcurrants!
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2011, 15:13 »
60' of debris netting & 30' of enviromesh was all that was between a big crop and none. Learned my lesson may moon aqo.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

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Re: My Blackcurrants!
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2011, 09:43 »
Lots of cats hang about on my plot so the birds seem to stay away.

Up to now I have never had any issues with birds......
Please be patient! Learner gardener - allow plenty of room when passing!

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Re: My Blackcurrants!
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2011, 09:45 »
We've heard famous last words like that before!

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Re: My Blackcurrants!
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2011, 09:49 »
Lovely crop there on Friday, but didn't have time to pick.

At least they waited until your fruit was ready ! They stripped mine (red/black and white) overnight back when we had that dry spell.
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Re: My Blackcurrants!
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2011, 06:02 »
I find with currants - that the birds take more before they are ripe - still had good crops this year but I am thinking of protection for next.
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