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Crackpots Rural Open and Covid Safe

An important message for our valued clients: during lockdown, Crackpots Rural will remain open, albeit with a skeleton staff who will have masks and sanitiser. You are very welcome to come in, but please abide by the rules – you must wear a mask, socially distance, and transactions will be contactless – sorry, no cash. If you prefer, you can order and pay over the phone, and we will prepare your order and bring it out to your car for you. Thank you for your understanding – it is all about doing the right thing, keeping everyone safe, and supporting small business. Take care.


It’s so rewarding for us to see our clients successfully building their own EziBuild orchard structures.  It’s even more rewarding for them when they get to keep their precious harvest, and not watch it decimated by birds! We believe we’ve come up with a great model for small to medium size DIY crop protection structures.…Continue Reading


Get knotted! When it comes to bird netting, that’s the best advice we can give you. In permanent setups, knotted netting has many significant advantages over the knitted variety. It has an inherently high strength and excellent wear characteristics, with a higher resistance to tearing due to the multiple hard twisted twine construction. The twine…Continue Reading

Crackpots Christmas trading hours

Crackpots will be closed from 4pm Christmas Eve until 8am on Monday January 6, when we’ll be full of energy for 2020 and fully stocked with our premium range of shadecloth, bird netting, tree guards and crop protection advice, including our bespoke EziBuild bird netting structures. We love growing things and we love helping other…Continue Reading

Vegie Mesh – easy peas-y!

It’s time for spring planting, and nothing beats green peas or beans fresh from the garden! Vegie Mesh is a great way to grow climbing vegetables like beans, peas, tomatoes, eggplants and cucumbers – it’s 2m high by 50m long, very quick and easy to put up, and you can harvest from both sides –…Continue Reading

Ezi Crop Protection – another successful orchard structure!

Tired of the birds getting all the benefit from your fruit trees? Need effective crop protection? The best way to protect your crops from birds is with a permanent orchard netting structure. An orchard structure will protect your crops for a decade or more before you’ll have to consider replacing it. Now is a great…Continue Reading

Tree Guards – a must to protect your young trees.

Getting ready to plant your tree seedlings? Have you thought about Tree Guards to protect them? With these days of winter rain, followed by days of sunshine, followed by more rain, now is the perfect time to get those young trees in the ground and well watered in before the warmer weather arrives. Whether you’re…Continue Reading

Save your Fruit! Build your own Bird Netting Structure.

Tired of the birds getting all the benefit from your fruit trees? Bird netting is the answer – a permanent orchard netting structure will protect your crops for a decade or more before having to consider replacing it. We have a shipment of extra-heavy duty, premium quality bird netting arriving at the end of the…Continue Reading

Save your summer vegies with shadecloth!

Have you thought about protecting your vegetable and herb garden with shadecloth? A milder start to summer means there is still time to plant your summer crops of herbs and vegies like basil, tomatoes, fennel and eggplants – but it’s going to get hot very soon! A good idea to protect your vegie garden from…Continue Reading

Weeds no more, with durable weedmat

This winter’s heavy rains and sunshine have been an absolute boon for the weeds! Weeding is part of life at this time of year, but there is another way. An easy method for weed suppression is to use weedmat, of which there are two main types. Spun-bonded mats allow air and water to pass through,…Continue Reading