How is best to protect red holly berries from birds?
I have a beautiful mature standard variegated holly in a very large ceramic pot. Self-fertilizing, now five years old. (If you've never grown one, then do). Lovely crop of berries forming on it, just starting to ripen and redden. I'm worried the blackbirds may come and strip them when my back is turned. Would anyone have any advise or ideas on how to most effectively and suitably prevent them doing so? I hope to still enjoy the berries through the winter.
- 12 Oct, 2009