I've been having trouble with birds and cats getting on to my allotment
and spoiling my fruits and vegetables. I am looking at getting some
netting to put over my plants but was not sure what hole size would be
best to stop birds and cats. If anyone could advise me that would be
The synthetic fibre (polypropylene ??) netting used on orchards, grape vines
etc to exclude birds ought to keep out cats too. The mesh is about 2-2.5cm.
This will be cheaper than wire mesh and easier to erect. You should be able
to get it at any garden shop.
It won't exclude frugivorous beasties with sharp teeth like possums, which
will chew through almost anything to get to a ripe peach. I am guessing the
cats are not eating your fruit but causing other nuisance that they will
probably do elsewhere rather than chew through a net.
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