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Thursday, 16 June 2011

Soft Fruit and Pests

We've been having more problems than normal this year with blackbirds helping themselves to the redcurrants. Time for some homemade bird deterrents. No unwanted cds around at the moment but lots of foil and milk bottle tops waiting to be taken for recycling. So I've made two mobiles - one to hang on the bean poles, and the other a sort of washing line effect thing in the corner above the redcurrant. The reflecting lights and noise from these are supposed to keep birds away - hopefully the birds will find something else to eat.

Meanwhile, I have plenty of redcurrants...

and some strawberries and raspberries starting to ripen

1 comment:

  1. i hope the birds get the message, they fruit is tempting though,,the currants loke lovely,,