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BIRD NETTING FOR YOUR BIRD STRUCTURE – KNOTTED IS BETTER!

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 is knotted at every mesh, so it can’t unravel – any tear stops at the knot, which also makes it easier to repair. The low profile ensures an easy passage of water and air through the net, so there’s a lower potential for water retention dragging down the net panel or billowing in wet and windy conditions. The multiple-twist mono-filaments reduce exposure to UV damage; and it’s less bulky, making it easier to bundle and transport. We’ve just taken delivery of a container full of premium quality 6-ply black netting ideal for orchard structures. Happily for us, a mistake on the part of the netting factory has resulted in this delivery being even tougher than normal, weighing in at 65g per square metre. So if you’re considering putting up an anti-bird structure to protect this year’s planting of fruit trees, now’s the time to organise your netting! Give us a call to find out how we can help with your structure – we can send you our instruction video for the DIY EZBuild orchard structure video.Crackpot Rural Supplies - Anti Bird Netting

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

Tree Guards a great investment.

It may sound obvious, but the one single thing you can do to ensure the survival of your young plants is to water them regularly for the first 12 months to help them get established (not really a problem at this time of year!) The second best thing you can do is to protect them…Continue Reading

Bird Structures – build your own!

EZBUILD BIRD STRUCTURE – EASY, COST EFFECTIVE CROP PROTECTION Crackpots has the solution to keep your crops free from birds! A permanent bird structure is the most cost effective, long term solution for keeping your crop free from birds. The team at Crackpots have designed a bird control structure especially for smaller orchards that with…Continue Reading