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tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 06 12:03 pm    Post subject: Rabbit proof gates???  Reply with quote    

Are there such things? I'm going to put rabbit proof round the veg plot but I eed tractor access into it, how can I secure the gates?

Jonnyboy



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 06 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bury the bottom of it six foot in the ground.

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 06 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jonnyboy wrote:
Bury the bottom of it six foot in the ground.


Righto...

Mary-Jane



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 06 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jonnyboy wrote:
Bury the bottom of it six foot in the ground.



tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 06 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mary-Jane wrote:
Jonnyboy wrote:
Bury the bottom of it six foot in the ground.




Don't encourage him

Behemoth



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 06 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Put flagstones or gravel in front of the gate...and remember to close it.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 06 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Places we've visited with rabbit problems put chicken wire at the base of the gates and let it drag on the ground as you open the gate. Wisley's veg garden does this.

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 06 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not a bad idea, BUT what about that stuff they use for erosion control on banks etc? It's like a rigid plastic cellular material that the grass grows through, mifght help with getting rid of the ruts the tractor leaves too?

Behemoth



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 06 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Or those pavers they use in carparks that allow grass to grow through and water to soak in.

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 06 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks B I'll investigate.

Jonnyboy



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 06 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
Not a bad idea, BUT what about that stuff they use for erosion control on banks etc? It's like a rigid plastic cellular material that the grass grows through, mifght help with getting rid of the ruts the tractor leaves too?


Tractor will kill it, paving our poured concrete sounds good.

Mind you, I don't rate your chances of excluding them, but good luck farmer pickles.

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 06 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
Places we've visited with rabbit problems put chicken wire at the base of the gates and let it drag on the ground as you open the gate. Wisley's veg garden does this.


Just got off the phone ordering a couple of gates, the guy at Jacksons says I need to mesh the entire gate and then attach a thick strip of rubber sheeting to the bottom of the gate. Plus something like Bs suggesting

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 06 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jonnyboy wrote:
Mind you, I don't rate your chances of excluding them, but good luck farmer pickles.


Why not? Stock proof all the way round, the only weak points are the gates, if I get 'em sorted then I'm secure aren't I?

Jonnyboy



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 06 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How deep did you bury it?

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 06 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jonnyboy wrote:
How deep did you bury it?


Haven't done it yet, Rich the tractor (who's doing it with his digger) said 12"down and 6" out

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