|~ red currants? ~|
Maybe it's because I don't enjoy red currants as much as black currants, but whatever the reason, there are a few drastic actions I'll be taking this fall.
|~ red currant bush ~|
As the season progress, the branches grew heavy on the plants & they fell over onto the yard & were being overgrown with grass. So I found some rebar & some garden twine & hauled the branches up so that I could get to the berries & mow under the shrub.
Well, the robins were well fed for about 3 days. They ate ALL the berries - even the ones that aren't ripe...
I might have been better off to leave the branches down on the ground, hiding all the berries... But the ducks had found the shrubs & were already making a dent into the potential harvest, so I don't think there was much I could do this year.
I'll have to prune out all those misshaped branches & think about investing in some bird netting for next year... What a disappointment!!