The New Popadome Fruit Tree cover is exclusively available to us, can be erected easily in minutes and offers your fruit trees protection from birds.
The Popadome Fruit Tree protection cover is UV stabilised comes with 10mm square mesh and is easily erected by fitting the fibreglass poles together that feed through a sleeve in the netting.
The pole is anchored to the ground and the top end bends over the tree allowing the netting to be draped around. A cord is attached to the zip access which can be pulled to close up the netting and a drawstring around the base allows the bottom of the netting to be closed and drawn in towards the pole.
- Fruit Tree covers provide complete protection from birds
- Fibreglass poles easily fit together and UV stabilised 10mm square mesh netting
- Supplied with a handy carry bag and can be repacked when not in use
- Approx. 3.5m High x 2.6m Diameter
- The pole is anchored to the ground with an 8" tent peg
- The cover also uses the tree for support and there is a draw string round the base to draw in any loose net material
- Note: You may lose some fruit to the birds if the netting is allowed to rest on the fruit
A good concept but practical application not well thought out. If erected according to instructions (with pole against tree trunk, buds will grow through the net, thereby defeating the purpose(and possibly losing buds as the whole thing sways in the wind.) I solved the problem (I hope) by attaching the pole to a stake several feet from the tree. Suggestion that it can be erected in minutes a bit over optimistic and would probably benefit from the attention of two (3?) people to avoid snagging on developing buds.
Harrod products are generally very good, but this item is a bit micky Mouse. I had originally planned to build a cage around our cherry tree, but this looked like a convenient solution. However, it is difficult to errect without damaging a lot of buds and it sways around wildly in the wind. I had to use about a dozen tent pegs to spread out the base. Next year, I will build the planned cage.
After 8 years use, the ring-pull at the top of the zip broke. I made a working repair with Bondic (that wonderful non-glue adhesive which uses an ultra-violet curing system) and put some of the silicone-based gunk I use for my bicycle to lubricate the zip. It worked like a dream: my cherry tree, 2.75 metres tall might I add, protected for the 9th year from those d****d birds; a fresh batch of cherry liqueur assured this September! BUT THEN I noticed a 3-foot long split in the netting, right at the top. Too lazy to disassemble and fix it by weaving it together, I've just ordered a new Popadome. I don't mind too much, 8 years' weathering before the netting degrades feels reasonable enough. And overall a brilliant product: great design! I'm 74 and I can manage to assemble and disassemble it single-handed, Thank you Harrod!
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Grow Your OwnApril 2017
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