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Lizt

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Re: egg shells
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2009, 09:51:31 am »
OK - had a closer look and the eggs are in peach trees. Trees about 12ft high, eggs about 8ft - the forming fruits don't appear to have been pecked or chewed. The net bag is carrier bag size with quite a lot of shells in (maybe 2 doz eggs) - I have a picture! Don't think deer are a big problem around here although there are a few about in the wild wood across the river by the lake where the trees are. The chasse are very efficient so there aren't many 'pest' animals around here. There is also a strange metallic box under another tree - do da do da (twilight zone music) I have noticed more than usual numbers of airforce jets flying very low here just lately!! Blimey!
Liz
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northfifeduckling

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Re: egg shells
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2009, 03:30:32 pm »
it's getting weirder and weirder! :&>

doganjo

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Re: egg shells
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2009, 03:36:24 pm »
Is this just one bag of shells or are there a few?  If it is one I would guess it's just a prank, if there are a few there is a reason for them and I'd guess at keeping away flying beasties from the fruit.  No idea about low flying jets though.
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sheila

  • Joined Apr 2008
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Re: egg shells
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2009, 04:48:37 pm »
     Bats?

The Relic

  • Joined Mar 2009
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Re: egg shells
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2009, 05:34:19 pm »
look what you have started Lizt lol. so if its up 8 foot does it look like it was placed or thrown if placed it would have to be put there by ladder. is the metal box a trap? can u post the pic.

northfifeduckling

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Re: egg shells
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2009, 06:22:27 pm »
maybe crows or starlings might go for peaches? Although peach trees do need a deterrent for people, yum! :&>

Tullywood Farm

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Re: egg shells
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2009, 10:02:28 pm »
Really intriguing - do wasps like peach trees and eat the fruit?

I have never grown peaches, but had plum trees and all I did was feed the Bl**dy wasps - never harvested any myself, either could not get near the d*mn tree for the wasps, or the wasps had gone, and so had the fruit too - not great at growing fruit you might notice ;D
Julie

northfifeduckling

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Re: egg shells
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2009, 10:27:10 pm »
wasps like anything sweet and soft at certain times of the year (other times they go for meat), so peaches and plums are a good target. They had my 3 cherries last year...:&>

gavo

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Re: egg shells
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2009, 11:12:42 pm »
hi if you are trying to deter deer etc from eating the trees the best thing to use is human hair. we had problems with plants of all sorts being eaten until we put up bags of the stuff.

 

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