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The birds here are smart. They’ve worked out that if they land on the netting protecting our strawberries they can still get a feast.
Now our strawberry crop is important to us. There’s already been a yield of 500g and the plants are carrying a gear deal more.
So I had a cunning plan!
It involved a tin of paint and some stones.
I hope to teach the birds that strawberries are not to easy on their beaks.
A bit of painting later and then a top tip.
If you get paint on your hands.
Then use this:
Rub it into the paint marks till they start to ‘melt’ and then rinse with normal soap and water.
Any who, back to the strawberries.
I’ve put them in the strawberry patch and put upturned plastic pots under the netting too so that the landing birds can’t get pecking.
Fingers crossed eh?
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