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    Barbed wire entanglements, razor wire, a mine field, 4 machine gun posts.......and a Bull Terrier!

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    Pigeons are stripping anything they can get at so I cover all my winter veggies with netting over blue water pipe hoops, for my soft fruits (currants, strawberries, etc) in summer as soon as the fruit looks like its starting to ripen I have old net curtains which i drape over & peg/clip securely otherwise I would never harvest anything. This year I will also be putting net curtains over my cherries as the birds had a go at them last year too DD says my fruit bushes look like brides from a distance
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    Barbed wire entanglements, razor wire, a mine field, 4 machine gun posts.......and a Bull Terrier!
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    Hi everyone,

    Thanks for your replies - these all sound very effective From what you've told me chicken wire is a must-have when deterring larger pests. Do you find that you need to combine this with anything else? Do you find any plants are effective at keeping animals away?

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    Cut lengths of holly placed on the ground are useful to stop the cats 'doing anything' in that freshly turned over soil!

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    hey...i have sanglier (wild boar) come down onto my plot in the winter and NOTHING keeps them out except electric fencing which i dont have! So this year they ate all my jerusalem artichokes which i had left in the ground ...however they didnt touch anything else.......so maybe i'll leave j a's for the next year!

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    I had a problem with Rabbits chewing my newly-emerging Garlic and Onions in the Autumn. Luckily I had a couple of spare Heras-type fencing panels leftover from making my Chicken run (the type you see round building sites). I laid these over the raised beds and they can't dig or chew through!
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    We have a padlock on the main gate,it keeps most of the larger pests out although the more determined ones still get in

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