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Deer! Grrr!

Any advice on how to keep deer out of my vegetable garden? We live in a fairly rural location and have tried sonic devices but they dont seem to work.

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,419
    Befriend someone with a shotgun and a big freezer?
    Devon.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,190
    Needs to be a 12 foot deer fence. They'll jump anything lower. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,190
    It's why we have miles of it in Scotland.
    Maybe those wee diddy Muntjac things can't, but most deer are capable. Deer fencing is around that height for that reason.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • mandyroberts99mandyroberts99 BedfordshirePosts: 225
    Depends on breed of deer. Muntjac don't jump high but as @Fairygirl says the others jumping ability is impressive
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 10,208
    edited May 2020
    We have got away with 8 foot fences .... the Surrey deer (roe) don’t jump so high 🤣.

    We have done it two ways - one is using trellis panels - expensive and quite time consuming but looks good when up.  The other is to stretch wire deer fencing across posts, then plant beech saplings (bare root whips .....very cheap).  The beech grows quickly and in 2-3 years you can’t see the wire fencing any more - but you then have a hedge to maintain.
    The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page  - St Augustine
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,190
    That's those soft southern deer you have @chicky :D
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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