PRODUCT REVIEWS – NETTING (MAY 23)

Protect your crops from birds, butterflies and insect pests with netting. Here are some you might like to consider

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BUTTERFLY NETTING

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With a mesh size of 7mm², this butterfly netting is made from heavy duty, weather resistant polyethylene. It is available in 4m, 6m and 8m widths, though it can also be ordered to exact measurements as required.

GARDENSKILL
www.gardenskill.com
TEL: 01902 725055
PRODUCT CODE: N/A
PRICE: £01308 424342

KG VERDICT
This butterfly netting will serve you very well indeed and will prevent the most persistent of cabbage whites getting to your crops. Being both flexible and tensile, and in a green colour that is  pleasant on the eye, this netting  will drape over hoops and cages without springing back before you’ve pegged it down, so very easy to handle. Highly recommended.

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ULTRA FINE VEGGIEMESH INSECT NETTING

Ultra-fine Veggiemesh will protect your plants from insect damage, including pests such as flea beetle, allium leaf miner and whitefly. The mesh size is 0.88mm x 0.88mm with 90% light passage and air passage 95%. The pack sizes come with hemmed edges but if you are by the meter the cut edges will not be hemmed.

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GARDENING NATURALLY
www.gardening-naturally.com
TEL: 01285 760505
PRODUCT CODE: ULTRAFINE
PRICE: FROM £3.78

VERDICT
This is perfect netting for a range of pests that will attack your crops and cause damage. Particularly good for crops of leeks, onions, carrots, radishes and even to keep whitefly off cabbages. The mesh size will keep these pests out but will still allow in sufficient light and air for healthy growth.

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ANTI PIGEON NETTING


This black polyethylene 600 Denier 6 Ply – 50mm square mesh knotted net is designed to prevent pigeon pecking at your veg, especially in autumn and winter.

KNOWLE NETS
www.knowlenets.co.uk
TEL: 01308 424342
PRODUCT CODE:  KN-NETAVIARY50MM-1.25M
PRICE: FROM £0.60p per metre

KG VERDICT
This is just the right kind of netting to keep hungry pigeons off your crops, particularly brassicas like cabbage and cauliflower, plants they can decimate if they are left unprotected. The netting is strong,  flexible, is made to last and offers good value for money.

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