A Cheap Fruit Cage to Protect Currants from Birds PART 2

A Cheap Fruit Cage to Protect Currants from Birds PART 2

On our small holding we grow a lot of our own fruit. Fruit is the expensive to buy so we have spent a a lot of time making sure we grow as much as possible.
Our currants have outgrown their protective cages so we need to create a new fruit cage of a larger size for little or no money.
Part 2 of this 2 part series deals with constructing the frame and netting over the new currant bed that we created in part 1.

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The Polytunnel frame that we use as the fruit cage frame can be found here:

The long pins (road pins) are here

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  1. That British Homestead on May 21, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Totally know the feeling lost so much to birds

  2. Penny Turner on May 21, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    We have a gazebo frame and scaffold net as a fruit cage, cheap and has been up for three years so far.

  3. Top One Pets TV on May 21, 2022 at 8:06 pm


  4. Ash M on May 21, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    The fruit cage looks great, Hugh is right that you’d never guess it wasn’t purpose designed as a fruit cage. Also it’s really refreshing how honest you were about the labour involved, it was hard graft and you didn’t cut it down to 10 seconds of fluff! Thanks again for another great video

  5. Rahman Halim on May 21, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Sorry sent by mistake

    Meant to ask about those long pins you used to stabilise the frame to the ground

  6. Ruby Gray on May 21, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    Seems it would have been much less work to plant the currants inside the hoop cages in their original position!

  7. Moonkiwi on May 21, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    This will be helpful if I ever need to hide some plants from my hens!

  8. Moonkiwi on May 21, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Do you get your wood shavings from a specific brand or place, because I’ve been looking around for some recently. Thank you!

  9. Rahman Halim on May 21, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    Amazing.. thanks again for a great video…
    How can I find those

  10. John Grannan on May 21, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    Key question which doesn’t seem to have been asked. Where did you get the frames from? Thanks in advance 😁

  11. The Hedgecombers on May 21, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    That’s sweet. We’ve got a massive old frame in the allotment that we think about covering with netting every year but never actually get round to it.

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