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Post by Chilli-head on 9th August 2020, 5:48 pm

Sitting on my patio. Immediately behind me an adult blackbird is teaching its young - at least 3 of them - how to steal my grapes.  The little devils had the lot last year, and it looks like not enough will be left this year for winemaking again.
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Post by freebird on 9th August 2020, 9:41 pm

Netting? Or if you can stand to look at them swinging about, old CDs on bits of string. That last method has finally ensured I get to pick Tutankhamun peas this year. The sparrows were particularly fond of those.
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Post by Dandelion on 10th August 2020, 10:01 pm

I managed to keep the blueberries intact this year and last by netting the bushes - is your vine too big to net, CH?

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Post by Chilli-head on 10th August 2020, 11:16 pm

There are two vines, and they run the width of the garden, 9 metres. The real problem is I am a softy and let the birds get away with it Rolling Eyes
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