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    Went up the plot and all my Gooseberrys are gone....I know I didnt net them but...every one....gone.

    Now I have nothing to put in my pie.
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    Rubbish Blummin' birds! My blackcurrants are all disappearing just on the brink of being ripe. They don't seem so interested in the redcurrants though even though the bushes are right next to each other

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    Hi NOG. Same thing happened up at my allotment. I don't particularly like gooseberries but I inherited 3 bushes. One bush was severely attacked a month ago and so I netted it with about 6 gooseberries left. In the meantime, they have completely stripped the other 2 bushes. Not a single berry left

    I am concerned that anything fruiting whilst my back is turned and there goes my harvest. I am going up tomorrow to protect my raspberries before those pesky blackbirds do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOG View Post
    Went up the plot and all my Gooseberrys are gone....I know I didnt net them but...every one....gone.

    Now I have nothing to put in my pie.
    I know how you feel Nog..

    Birds stripped 3 of my 7...

    Gosgog bushes..

    I have netted the remaining bushes...

    Geo..

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    Bother. I knew there was something I meant to do before I left for work.

    I shall be with you in the no pie department Nog.
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    They did you a favour ... gooseberries are horrible.

    (I got my blackcurrants netted a fortnight ago because I lost every one last year). They ripen just when all the baby birds have fledged ... so you can't blame them for helping themselves. What would you rather have? A dirty old worm or a nice ripe berry?
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    Double bother. Currants too!!
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    Someone on our plot had all their gooseberries go overnight. It was someone with gardening gloves though! And they had to pass to allotments with gooseberries to get to theirs. One could feel it was personal!

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