Posted: 17/09/2015 at 21:02
Or get a friendly Sparrow hawk to patrol the garden!
I spent the morning picking about 40 kilos of Katy apples. They have very little bird damage. Having said that we must have put about the same weight on the compost as they fell off because of codlin moth worms in them.
At Croft Castle they had a wonderful model Sparrow hawk dangling over the garden, the gardeners there said that it was most effective. You only need the outline of the hawk, not an accurate representation.