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  • #533386
    jaydatoo
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    Is there anything about the pigs in any of these shows? A friend just told me about the series. We don’t have tv connected though so will have to watch online.

    #533724
    jaydatoo
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    Further research has led me to these:

    http://www.fruittreenets.info/specifications.php

    Would work out cheaper, that’s for sure! And keep wasps out. We’ve had issues with wasps as well.

    #533723
    jaydatoo
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    What we are intending to do is nothing like a home job if you know what I mean. It will be constructed to a professional standard.

    #533722
    jaydatoo
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    thanks heatherc. will check it out.

    #533718
    jaydatoo
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    We have a collection of plastic owls and the eagle kites are now in pieces. No effect. Hubby has the plastic owls around his carport now in an effort to keep the finches from preening in front of his truck mirrors…and pooing on the duco as a result!

    #533717
    jaydatoo
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    We usually net each tree but I think each tree really needs it’s own structure to hold the net off it because the birds still seem to reach the fruit that sits close to the net. We also have to constantly be on the look out for tangled birds.

    Last year we were unprepared for the parrots to start so early. It would mean netting as soon as the blossoms come off. In fact, I caught a cocky at one tree this morning just breaking off the tips of one of the apple trees! I can’t even see that he was eating anything?

    You’re scaring me Snags! They haven’t found the citrus trees. They are in another area and so far I’ve loved the experience of growing citrus because (touch wood!) nothing wants to eat them! So it’s the seeds in the unripe fruit that the birds target?

    I’ve tried cds, snakes (moving them around every day)…no effect at all.

    That’s interesting about the black net. Will have to research that further. Although the one with the wire in it would probably ‘sparkle’ which could be an issue in itself.

    #532582
    jaydatoo
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    so how was it? Don’t have tv connected here.

    #532178
    jaydatoo
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    Do you know that L’oreal also own The Body Shop – which means that Nestle do 🙁

    We have boycotted Nestle for around 22 years. Nasty company that will do anything to keep share holders happy.

    #531897
    jaydatoo
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    you’re right Bobbee…I think I’ve mentioned somewhere on ALS before about my father who has dementia. Every medical opinion has come back to binge drinking in his younger years as being the greatest contributing factor to his dementia. I don’t really remember but my mum said he would go off for days on drinking sprees and then come home, sleep it off and not remember anything. Now he is in his 80’s and cannot remember what happened 20 seconds ago 🙁

    #531895
    jaydatoo
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    It’s always young people supposedly going on these drunken rampages…I know a large European family where all the males in the family have problems with alcohol. They are in their 40’s and 50’s. They drink drive (one has served time in jail for repeat offences…and they gave him his licence back!), sometimes with young children in the car, they abuse their wives – physically and verbally…not to mention two of them not being able to hold down a job due to the alcoholism.

    #529897
    jaydatoo
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    It does sound like it’s fruiting on the rootstock. I hate that bloody stuff too! Drives one insane!

    #529660
    jaydatoo
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    Awww, you really love your pigs 🙂 Loved watching that!

    #529850
    jaydatoo
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    I would also be very careful about cutting it down for other purposes. I would leave it how it is if you want to reuse it. Old glass often does not take kindly to cutting.

    #529582
    jaydatoo
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    So glad she is doing well and hopefully she is home again now and you can all strive to go back to your quiet lives. She sounds like a fighter 🙂

    #519747
    jaydatoo
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    Good luck Mia. I’ve never had trouble sourcing them for free.

    My biggest problem is getting rid of them when they start to break down! I use them in my greenhouse so after two years or so, they are too brittle. And when I try to break them up, pieces go everywhere!

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