Anyone (in the UK) see the opening of the new Mary Rose Museum? [Note: the Mary Rose was the flagship of King Henry VIII's navy, back in the 16th Century, but it sank with most of its crew during a battle against the French in the Solent. The reason why there were so few survivors is that the ship was rigged with anti-boarding nets to prevent enemy sailors getting aboard. Unfortunately the nets also prevented the crew escaping as the ship went down.]
I have had to rig "anti-boarding nets" around my big Woodblocx raised bed, because despite it now being full of plants, the darned badgers/foxes/whatever are still furtling around in it every night. I'm naturally worried that they will damage the plants. Now that I have installed the 6-foot poles for the cucumbers it is not practical to cover the whole bed with a net, so I have put a barrier about 2 feet high all round it.
The most effective bit will probably be this - a length of plastic clematis netting (until recently used for protecting my peas). Since it is fairly rigid it was easy to fix it in place with some of the aluminium poles from my Build-a-Ball kit:-
Since I don't have enough of the clematis netting to go all the way round, half of the bed is protected by netting draped over more aluminium poles and held in place with clothes-pegs:
Well, it doesn't look very pretty, but it might just keep the veggies safe! How high can badgers jump??
Now I have this nightmare about getting up in the morning to find an angry badger trapped within my "cage", trampling all over my plants in its efforts to escape!