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Fruit Hammocks ...... (A bit of fun).

alanb

By alanb

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Having such a nice crop of green gages this year, I thought I would try and prevent them from landing in the flower beds, getting bruised or being eaten by the slugs and insects. As a bit of fun I made a couple of hammocks to suspend under the plum tree to catch the windfalls.

Firstly the hammock had to be tested (by Mickey Mouse) to check functionality … He gave me the “thumbs up”.

Having tested each one, they were then moved into position under the tree. In only a couple of hours the fruit started to fall into the hammocks.

I have just added a photo of what happened when I shook the tree ……(trying to speed things up a little). Plenty of plums, but, a few other unexpected surprises……. lol

Wishing you " happy gardening".

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Alan .. great idea ...
quick ... apply for the Fruit Hammock Patent!

18 Aug, 2014

 

Thanks Terra, already applied .... "Patent Pending" ...lol

PS I'll be giving the tree a good shake later today !

18 Aug, 2014

 

Lol...
You might get some surprises falling in the hammock ..
Minnie Mouse ? ... let us know !

18 Aug, 2014

 

There WILL be some surprises .... Te he .... <]:~))

I will take the appropriate precautions though, safety helmet, safety glasses and maybe bullet proof vest.

18 Aug, 2014

 

Hoping some wellies might descend ...

... this would then qualify for GoYpedia Wellies ...
... and possibly even provide a new event for the GoY Wellie Olympics ;o)

18 Aug, 2014

 

<]:~)))

18 Aug, 2014

 

Brilliant! Oh I feel so envious of your greengage tree - can quite understand that you have no wish to share them with the slugs!

18 Aug, 2014

 

What a fantastic idea, Alanb!

I might give it a try next year?!
No royalty will be paid to you though, because the patent is still pending lol

18 Aug, 2014

 

Thanks Sue and Tomoe, I'll be giving the tree a shake later today to speed things up a little ..... Just wondering what will fall out of the tree ..... <]:~ ))

I've had a few gg's with my cereal and fancy trying to make some jam. I think you mentioned this Tomoe, when I posted the first photo. I am really surprised that they are not more popular. Of course there will be a crumble or two in there as well.

Tomoe, I have just spoken to my solicitor and if the patent is approved, you will have to pay me backdated royalties ......... lol......... £'s£'s£'s£'s ...........I will be happy to accept Euros as well. <]:~))))

18 Aug, 2014

 

lol lol lol

I think there's no such thing as "backdated royalties". I have to talk to my lawer in this matter :p

Good luck with your jam!

18 Aug, 2014

 

Thank you.

18 Aug, 2014

 

Terra, do you happen to possess a crystal ball by any chance? I have just added a photo of what happened when I shook the tree ......(trying to speed things up a little). Plenty of plums, but, a few other unexpected surprises....... lol. <]:~))

18 Aug, 2014

 

Could you invent a similar device to put under
Blueberry Bushes. I pick every day. Still some fall off.

19 Aug, 2014

 

No problem Diane.

19 Aug, 2014

 

Alan ..
Be afraid ... be very afraid ...
.. the blog appeared on GoYpedia just before the wellies fell into the hammock ...

19 Aug, 2014

 

Terra, " I am extremely terrified now", can you tell me what is going to happen in my life this week please .... Only tell me the nice stuff, then I won't worry ...... lol <]:~))

PS I am going to take a look in the Wellies section of GoYpedia now, just to see what else is there.

19 Aug, 2014

 

The saying "You don't have to be mad, but it helps" come to mind ... lol! :o)

19 Aug, 2014

 

lol Shirley_t, I've been a member since April this year and you've only just noticed ..... <]:~))

19 Aug, 2014

 

Comes to us all after a while Alan ... love your hat too!

19 Aug, 2014

 

It's my happy hat. Mad, but happy heh ... lol

19 Aug, 2014

 

Yes indeed Alan ... I really should stop playing on here and go garden for me old Mum soon. See you later ... :o)

19 Aug, 2014

 

Hope you did a nice job in your Mum's garden Shirley_t !

20 Aug, 2014

 

Lol great idea Alan ,I can see we'll be seeing you on Dragons Den before long, just make sure you take Micky along they're a sucker for anything cute.

20 Aug, 2014

 

Now that's a great idea Kathy.... Love the idea of being an "enter-pruner"...... lol

20 Aug, 2014

 

Maybe start growing Pitaya ..

... Dragon Fruit Den ....

20 Aug, 2014

 

Nice one Terra, must admit I had to google that one ... lol
Strange looking fruit from a cactus. Wonder if Hywel has any?

20 Aug, 2014

 

Hmmmm ...
sorry, I don't think your cactus comment will qualify this blog for GoYpedia Desert Plants... but I'll give you a 'like' for a good try ;o)

20 Aug, 2014

 

Terra, You can't blame me for having a go..... lol? Just checked the 'H's' in GoYpedia ....... No Helicopter section ...... You couldn't sneak it under Heliconia and tell admin. it was a slip of the finger ..... lol.

Incidentally the Heliconia looks a lovely plant, with a magnificent flower.

20 Aug, 2014

 

Wot ? no GoYpedia Helicopter page ?

Instead, how about under Trees ...
... Plane Trees ...

20 Aug, 2014

 

Terra you get worse...

20 Aug, 2014

 

:o)))

20 Aug, 2014

 

Alan ... Mum is happy with my gardening for her ... but I did wonder whoe or what had trampled over her Privet hedge in the front garden ... a neighbour informed me it was a couple of Foxes running through it ... grrr!

20 Aug, 2014

 

Terra, very good, plane trees it is!

Shirley_t, glad your Mum was happy with your work. Foxes heh... <];~((

20 Aug, 2014

 

Alan, one Privet hedge trimmed back into shape this morning ... thank goodness for electric hedge-trimmers! Turns out the Foxes live between a nearby football pitch and the school playground ... let's hope they stay in that area in the future. :o)

22 Aug, 2014

 

The electric trimmers do save a lot of manual labour.
We have a fox that visits us occasionally, which we don't mind, as it doesn't stay long and doesn't do any damage. One year would you believe, it came into the garden picked a conference pear up off the ground, then took it under the hawthorn hedge, lay down and ate it.

22 Aug, 2014

 

Sounds like one wily Fox!!

22 Aug, 2014

 

Great idea Alan :D
I hope nothing fell on your head ! ... ;o)

22 Aug, 2014

 

Shirley_t, true! It probably fancied a piece of fruit for desert!

No Hywel, nothing heavy anyway, only the odd green gage ... lol.

22 Aug, 2014

 

lol ... that's good :)

23 Aug, 2014

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