Tag Archives: netting

Ah! The cabbage white butterfly

Oh no! Looks like my late summer crop of turnips is going to come to nothing, judging by the little left behind by the cabbage white butterflies. As it is too late to plant anything else in place of the … Continue reading

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Poor sparrows

  This afternoon, I noticed two sparrows caught in the netting over my strawberries. It looked like they had been trying to get underneath to eat the strawberries and they seemed quite distressed. One of them was particularly tangled up … Continue reading

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Après le déluge!

The water on top of the soil has gone, the sky is blue (though there are some ominous black clouds up there, too) and the sun is mostly shining and quite hot, though now in the late afternoon a slight … Continue reading

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Now you see me, now you don’t!

Seven o’clock this morning: one or two ripe strawberries ready to eat. Two hours later, there were none. Or rather the birds had been eating them, so instead of feeding me, apart from the birds, the compost bin got the … Continue reading

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Plan B

I was very disappointed this morning to see that the cauliflower seedlings I had planted at the back of the garden were no more – presumably eaten by the birds who must have got through the netting. In other words, … Continue reading

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Netting

What did people do in the past to keep birds and other creatures off their seedlings? It seems as though my cauliflowers and lettuces have grown overnight, since I put the netting up to protect them yesterday. Of course, it … Continue reading

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