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Garden Netting

Discussion in 'Housing' started by paul morton, Dec 29, 2018.

  1. paul morton

    paul morton Registered

    Hi all, happy new year! So before Xmas I decided to net the whole back garden so Sophie could have free roam when we were out back, she loves it, while she does fly around she sees the net long before she gets near it and she has landed on it a couple of times without any problems, only issue I'm seeing is because it's a 15 meter span when it rains the cables/ net does sag a bit, I think in spring when I'm finishing the garden I'll put stronger wire up and the net on carribina clips so it can just be pulled over like a curtain when we do go out there [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. dianaT

    dianaT Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    That is wonderful, lucky Sophie.
     
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  3. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    I love the idea of a net but I do worry about the wild birds as the net looks so fine
     
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  4. paul morton

    paul morton Registered

    I've noticed the pigeons and crows fly upwards when they get near it as well so they can see it, small birds still come into the garden through the top of Sophie's aivery and out the front, they have all found there way back out straight away, when i redo it in the spring I'll be using thicker net anyway, also it will just be cables unless we are out there with it pulled over

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  5. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    I would love to do a similar set up but its not possible owing to trees although my garden is quit well shaded any way.
     
  6. Roz

    Roz Regular Member

    Seriously cool!!! How do you attach the net to the sides of the garden or is it just draped over the outer wires? Was trying to work out how to do something similar in my garden a couple of years ago... but gave up!
     
  7. paul morton

    paul morton Registered

    It's draped over the last wire down to the ground then screwed along the fence

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  8. Wendy Cooper-Wolfe

    Wendy Cooper-Wolfe Regular Member Registered

    looks great, I am hoping to set up a netted terrace for Dora next spring, the only concern is that it is also where Wisteria climbs and I have read that Wisteria is toxic. I doubt she would eat the wisteria, but does anyone have any experience to share?
     
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    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

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  10. Wendy Cooper-Wolfe

    Wendy Cooper-Wolfe Regular Member Registered

    Maybe will need to use the other end of the terrace, don't want to cut down the wisteria which is quite old, and very beautiful.
     
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  11. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    can you just hang a extra net down to protect it and your bird?
     
  12. Wendy Cooper-Wolfe

    Wendy Cooper-Wolfe Regular Member Registered

    Not sure - the plant is quite abundant at one end of the "terrace" and gives good shade, but is quite low. If I felt she wouldnt try to eat it I would be happier. We will probably have to have it rebuilt anyway soon as the timber frame is pretty wobbly, and then we could include a better way to screen it off.
     
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  13. That is seriously awesome! Like some others, we toyed with the idea some years ago, but our fences aren't that high and we would have been ducking lol. We were wanting to go for a netted area like Loro Parque in Tenerife but on a mahoosively smaller scale
    Sophie looks like she really loves it!

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  14. Heather2131

    Heather2131 Regular Member

    A big clear polytunnel would be good haha
    It's something I've always thought about but I think netting would make me anxious, although it looks great, on the photos you can barely see its there and your bird would really feel outdoors then