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Posted: 15/06/2013 at 21:04

I have only just found this trail. Started a 0.25 acre garden in a new build house in Feb after leaving 8 acres with over 100 fruit trees that we had planted. Noticed that my newly-planted victoria plum and Stella cherry had many eaten leaves with no visible insects, but then found many of the new side shoots broken off, so I assume this is pigeons (lots around). Never noticed this in previous orchard, but perhaps there was plenty of other food. Pigeons always used to eat the growing points of newly planted runner beans in the previous house but I have found that a low wall of pallet plastic wrapping film has kept them off here, so I am going to try draping some of this in the plum and cherry tree. Wish me luck!

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