Best fruit cage materials?
Having just added 11 blueberry plants and 3 redcurrant plants to my garden I noticed that despite being young plants they are absolutely covered in fruit. And suddenly it clicked that I need to build a fruit cage to keep the birds out (the birds in my garden are quite in abundance). Been looking to buy the materials in order to build the fruit cage myself. Cost is certainly a deciding factor here. Dont get me wrong, I cant afford to spend £150+ in a cage (6' x 12') but I dont want to buy something that is cheap and will last me a year or two only.
I prefer the 25mm aluminium tubes however I have noticed that the internet retailers do not sell the rest of the joints/hinges/connectors for the 25mm tubing. Generally they sell the 19mm ones. Is the 19mm aluminium tubing good enough? At a thickness of 1mm it sounds pretty fragile to me unless I am mistaken?
Any advice/recommendations in this area from anyone? What am I best going for? Anyone know of a decent website they can recommend?