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Cheap Netting?

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mardatha
mardatha Posts: 15,612 Forumite
Where is best (cheapest) for netting to keep birds out ? I have no Wilkinsons here, so dont upset me by telling me how cheap they are :D
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  • rosie383
    rosie383 Posts: 4,981 Forumite
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    Don't make the mistake I did, of getting it from Poundland. Some of their stuff is good, but the netting is unbelievably rubbish!!
    Father Ted: Now concentrate this time, Dougal. These
    (he points to some plastic cows on the table) are very small; those (pointing at some cows out of the window) are far away...
    :D:D:D
  • DaftyDuck
    DaftyDuck Posts: 4,609 Forumite
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    Odd, rosie383... I must be less fussy. Maybe more of a skinflint...

    I've got several of the Poundland/99p stores netting (seems to be the same stuff; comes in a box, 6metres X 4 metres), and haven't had any problems with it.... And.... it's EVEN CHEAPER than Wilkinsons! :D:D
  • splodger_seedswapper
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    try and get some debris netting from a scaffold company - when they take down a job ;)
    saving money by growing my own - much of which gets drunk
    made loads last year :beer:
  • matt987106
    matt987106 Posts: 390 Forumite
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    try and get some debris netting from a scaffold company - when they take down a job ;)


    or go on ebay and buy some NEW scaffold netting

    the only downside to used netting is it has anything stuck in it, a customer of mine purchased some from some scaffolders, it had bits of soffit board stuck to it, now this soffit board was asbestos :(
  • mardatha
    mardatha Posts: 15,612 Forumite
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    Ok, not near a poundshop and not near any scaffolding. LOL ! I will try ebay. Ta x
  • Patchwork_Quilt
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    What do you want it for? Some of the peeps have been using fleece to keep birds off and they think it's better. I intend to try net curtains - seriously. I'm fed up of plants getting stuck in the netting and inadvertently tearing off leaves. Plus, when you take it off at the end of the season it's impossible to roll up to use again so you just end up buying some more.

    Anyone got any other suggestions?
  • mardatha
    mardatha Posts: 15,612 Forumite
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    Its to keep the bloody sparrows out of my hen run - there's hundreds of them and they bringing their families for free dinner lol
  • cootambear
    cootambear Posts: 1,474 Forumite
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    mardatha wrote: »
    Its to keep the bloody sparrows out of my hen run - there's hundreds of them and they bringing their families for free dinner lol

    hi mad arthur :)
    Freedom is the freedom to say that 2+2 = 4 (George Orwell, 1984).

    (I desire) ‘a great production that will supply all, and more than all the people can consume’,

    (Sylvia Pankhurst).
  • mardatha
    mardatha Posts: 15,612 Forumite
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    Got a lot madder since I got chickens, believe me :D
  • rosie383
    rosie383 Posts: 4,981 Forumite
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    I love the idea of using net curtains. Especially for a hen run.........practical AND pretty!!!
    Father Ted: Now concentrate this time, Dougal. These
    (he points to some plastic cows on the table) are very small; those (pointing at some cows out of the window) are far away...
    :D:D:D
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