Whilst we have had years where powdery mildew has cost us fruit, years where bird damage has excluded fruit from the vintage, we have never had a year like this when the fruit has been ravaged by airborne predators. If there was a lesson to earn I have yet to figure it out. I suppose strong winds and rain caused a week’s delay in getting the nets on. Further strong winds unseated the nets several times and permitted nature’s air force to enter the Air Defence Zone (ADIZ). And I haven’t fired a shot in anger!
Well, the bastards finally got the best of me.