You'll perhaps remember Fort Brassica last year? An attempt to keep (heavy self-censorship in operation here) pigeons off the brassicas. Well, a bit of a curate's egg. Good in parts. It certainly kept the pigeons off and the basic design is sound. Unfortunately I used bird netting on it which, while it kept pigeons out, allowed cabbage white butterflies through. They did what they do and my cabbages were decimated anyway. I think that's called "Good plan, didn't work".
So this year it's all a bit more refined, or refained (as we don't say up 'ere in 't North). Same basic design but using butterfly netting.
A-ha!!! Let's see the little beggars get through that.
And the first batch of leeks have gone in;
I always feel I'm making progress when leeks go in (it's my North-east roots kicking in).
And finally, here are the grapevines looking.....young.
But they're definitely growing, and there's no shortage of water for them at the moment!