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Treacodactyl

Animal fencing/netting

We're going to have to fence out the wildlife from our veg beds and as they are also in a windy location I'm looking at some of the stiffer wind mesh type stuff. Something like this: https://www.sure-green.com/products/fencing-mesh/windbreak-fencing-mesh.php

Has anyone used such netting or have a better suggestion?

We have virtually everything that's cute and fluffy, although the deer shouldn't be too much of a problem so I don't need anything too tall. The main problem at the moment are leverets which I'm not keen on controling as we don't see that many hares these days. They don't seem to be scared of much though so fencing is the only option, they don't seem to be ravenous so the plastic might do for now and plastic can be burried a few inches without it rotting.
tahir

The absolute only thing that stopped our veg getting munched to oblivion was electric netting connected to a solar panel
Treacodactyl

I think we should be ok as the garden is right next to the house and we're in it all time. If we get overwhelmed I can always fill the freezer but I want to stop the odd oppertunist from making a home.
Mistress Rose

As far as mesh is concerned, we have had a metal chain link wire fence along our garden boundary for the last 30 years, and never had any trouble with it. The plastic will be a matter of how determined the animals are. We have put up thinner plastic deer fencing in the woods and found that the bottom is easily gnawed by animals, so needed to put rabbit net along the bottom 3 feet. That has kept virtually everything out for about 10 years.
Treacodactyl

I use a similar mesh for tree guards in the woodland and haven't had any problems with things nibbling through it. I would use something more robust if there were hoards of hungry critters but there aren't at the moment.

The leveret was inside the temporary netting I'd put up around the veg bed last night, but it didn't seem to be eating anything just 'there'.
Ty Gwyn



The leveret was inside the temporary netting I'd put up around the veg bed last night, but it didn't seem to be eating anything just 'there'.



That`s called recon,lol.
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