Wire Netting: CropsUpdated: July 31st, 2017Created: 04/05/17
Something I have avoided for 20 years and moreover, actively removed all boundary fencing. Since then the deer population has soared and my green boundaries fail every now and then.
Last year I had a three-fold problem, the deer munched through hundreds of dwarf beans and many runners, whilst the pigeons just about annihilated the brassicas. Then later in the yearthe pheasant,I say the, as I saw only one, managed to finish off what kale survived and stunted what few broccoli and sprouts that survived.
So I have bought some wire fencing/netting to protect them.
Initially I found www.meshdirect.co.uk who stated all the 'chicken wire' was from China and after a day I decided I would make an exception to my boycott of China, but the best so far is: http://www.farmandgardensupplies.co.uk
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Wire netting and fencing arrived around 12:40. Just spoke to garden4less
THE 'L' REFERS TO THE WEIGHT OF THE WIRE- THE TOP AND BOTTOM WIRES HAVE A DIAMETER OF 2.5mm AND THE INTERMEDIATE HORIZONTAL WIRES HAVE A DIAMETER OF 2.0mm
Not so 'L' is 2mm and 1.6 'M' is 2.6 and 2mm.
Found info above and cheaper source :(