Saturday, 10 August 2019

Utilizing what we have...

DB has revamped the net tops for my raised beds, I have yet to paint them to finish the job. However, every year, our apples and pears fall on the gravel below them and get seriously damaged. Now, no matter whether we use an organic pest control or not, the apples nearly always get attacked by bugs and occasionally the birds.

The winds of late are making them drop off the tree before they are ready. So many of the pest damaged but still edible ones have fallen and in the end, we did this:
We laid all the raised bed net toppers underneath. Hopefully the fruit will land on them first, before rolling off. So far we have found 2 apples on the gravel near them so assume that has happened.

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  1. Our apples get pecked by blue tits (there are quite a lot here) and then ravaged by wasps, plus, like yours, get blown off by the winds. I've just recently got husband to do a similar thing with ours....he's laid a load of spare fleece underneath to catch the fallen ones.

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    1. I think we laid down old carpet last year.

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  2. That's the problem with home grown, there's always the fight with the weather and critters, not to mention disease. But it is still rewarding to test things you've grown yourself.

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    1. Certainly is although I haven’t been so attentive this year.

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  3. I've not lived where I could have a garden of my own as an adult. I'm always amazed at the things people can do with them. I hope you enjoy yours.

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    1. We do usually but I have been a bit off it this year.

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