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Team Effort – Keeping out the Aerial Pests

No point growing lots of fresh fruit if the birds and bats make off with the majority of it.

In December, Community Garden members formed a posse to stretch bird netting along the 30 metre length of fence bearing our espaliered apples, cherries, pears, plums, plums and walnuts.  We are expecting that this will prove the easy part of the process, as experience has shown that in the ensuing months before we can safely remove them, the trees will send new branches through the fabric.

Oh well, we await the development of a better system.

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