For the first time ever I have lost most of my gooseberry crop to birds. Not only have they taken most of the gooseberries they have broken many of the branches. I grow my gooseberries as cordons so that it is easier to deal with sawfly, lets more air in to reduce the chance of mildew and makes them easier to pick but it may be that this also makes it easier for the birds to access all of them. I’ve never had to net them before but it looks like I will have to now.

The red currants are also being picked off but hopefully I have time to do something about them.