M. Pickering

Helpful votes received on reviews: 65% (24 of 37)
Location: Wilts, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 75,500 - Total Helpful Votes: 24 of 37
Fruit Cage Door - Standard Finish by Two Wests & Elliott
Fruit Cage Door - Standard Finish by Two Wests & Elliott
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed, 8 May 2014
This was quite difficult to fit to the main cage - mainly because the screws need to go into the poles at a height where you end up with the horizontal getting in the way of using the screwdriver. This meant that the top screw didn't go straight and I've not managed to get it screwed up tight enough. If there had been holes in the upright where the screw had to go this would have been a lot more helpful.
The door fastener does not fit snugly without netting on the door and cage frame, but once these are on, I fear that in time the opening and closing of the door will damage the said netting. There is also a sizeable gap between the door and the upright to which it closes and this… Read more
Two Wests Standard 6' High Fruit Cage 6' x 12' by Two Wests & Elliott
I was a bit disappointed by this product as it turns out to be quite flimsy once erected despite the foot of pole stuck in the ground. That said, it's not blown away yet so maybe it's better than it seems. It was quite tricky to erect - the poles had been sawn off to their respective lengths and this provided rough edges making the fixings somewhat difficult to get in. I ended up filing down the rough edges with sandpaper before inserting the fixings. The bungs in the bottom of the poles were also quite tricky to get in so I spent a long time just putting the bits together. You definitely need 2 people to put the netting on and it comes in one huge piece so not that easy to handle… Read more
In theory, these look great for the job of keeping wildlife etc away from your veggies. I'm yet to be convinced as I saw two bunnies in my garden the other day so clearly not at all scared by my owl - admittedly, they weren't right up against it (it's next to the veggie plot) but they were still in the garden within sight of it. Am yet to see the head rotate in the wind - it's been windy enough but I reckon it needs to be up high in order for that aspect to work.