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  • #255914
    gartenfeegartenfee
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    Yep, the little Blighters found our strawberries.

    Birds that is.

    Made a mad dash to Bunnings for some netting. whoopie,

    it even whas on sale for half price. baaaargin.

    got the net installed same day. no more attacks on the

    strawberries since.i guess we did get away with it for

    some time.

    happy gardening all

    #510342
    busylizziebusylizzie
    Participant

    :angry: If its not birds, its slugs, snails,centipedes, millipedes, dogs or damn Sheep, Im feeling your pain Gartenfee :pinch: good one on the netting thou. :tup:

    #510343
    gartenfeegartenfee
    Member

    it sure is a challenge busylizzie.but we are happy with the little bits we get.

    your place remains me of what we used to have. large fields of vegies, as we where

    market gardeners for a long time,and a number of years ago.i do appriciate your loss.

    keep up the great job

    gartenfee

    #510344
    GirlFridayGirlFriday
    Member

    my kids are the worst for berry pinching 😉

    #510345
    gartenfeegartenfee
    Member

    that does`nt count Girl Friday,ha ha.

    #510346
    pennypenny
    Member

    Know how you feel. Around my way the snails are a problem. The thing is they mainly eat the cucumber seedlings SIGH

    #510347
    gartenfeegartenfee
    Member

    thanks Penny, but our net seems to work.

    have you tried sawdust as snails dont like crawling on it.

    #510348
    silentCsilentC
    Member

    I’ve been trying to work out if it’s birds or the dog taking ours. What ever it is usually has a bit of a nibble of a green one but takes the whole thing as soon as they’re ripe. The dog has form for pinching strawberries. Looks like I need some netting too.

    #510349
    gartenfeegartenfee
    Member

    grrrrr, found some strawberries pecked this morning.with the net over them and all. we even pegged it away from the bed.

    thinking again what to do next.

    SilentC, the net does help to a large extend though.

    good luck

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