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Shan



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 19 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Well, the netting arrives today. I'm going to monitor the situation & if it was only one rogue Starling, I'm going to avoid netting purely because we do get various bees in the greenhouse. If not, I'll have to set it up. Gaffer tape is not really an option as the greenhouse is quite large, so impossible to reach the apex or even the windows from the outside. Doing it from the inside is a possibility but likely to be quite tricky as the arm of the auto-opener is on the inside. I had thought about attaching tennis balls to the corners of strips of netting and flinging it over the greenhouse and then tying down.... the joys...

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 19 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I wood use a couple of laundry line props to help get the net over the roof, using Mr Shan on one and a friend on the other and you as supervisor!

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 19 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    


Shan



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 19 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Good idea Gregotyn!

gregotyn



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 19 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Thank you Shan, but remember, it is under your supervision. So just 'if' things don't go to plan, don't blame me.

Shan



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 19 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Don't worry, I won't .... besides it sounds very sensible!

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 19 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

one handy tip re netting things.

things have all manner of corners, snags, frictions etc etc.

if you first cover the thing with a sheet of visqueen or a polyprop tarp ( organic versions may be available but it needs to be smooth and slippery and strong enough not be be caught by a clip or whatever ), then you can then stretch and adjust the net, fasten one side and perhaps most of the edges ( if you cut or folded the sheet well ), pull out the sheet from the open side and finalise any fastenings for the net.

if it works for a cammo net over assorted uncooperative flora or a cargo net on a rather twiggy bender frame for growing cucumbers it should work over a glasshouse.

so long as the sheet material is snag resistant it does make life easier for that sort of thing

i must try to talk some body into it for netting cherries etc

Shan



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 19 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Good idea... and I will use it next year for netting my cherries.

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