Plastic Poultry Netting or Pond Net

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    I read somewhere that people use plastic poultry netting to make covers for their water lily pots to keep the koi from uprooting them. Has anyone ever tried the pond Net that keep the leaves out of the pond to cover them? Do you think the holes would be large enough for lillies to poke through? I added a layer of large rocks to the pots and the koi still managed to scatter kitty litter all over the place and uproot my plants. :(
     
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    It would depend on the depth of the pot. Once lilies send up leaves, they unfold and get caught in netting with small openings. I use the 1" poultry net directly over the plant.
     
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    I think the netting I use are about one inch too.
     
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    Is the bird netting the same thing? Like the netting used in gardens to keep birds out of your strawberries?
     
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    The one I use is a hexagonal opening but I guess the Bird-X netting could be used. It would need to be right next to the root to allow the leaves to come thru.
     
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    I got b i rd netting for putting on trees. It didn't go well for me
     
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    Bird netting would would have too small of an opening for the stems to get through. You could try putting gravel on top of the litter
     
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    Take a look at some deer fencing, it works for me :)
     
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    I ordered this stuff. Hopefully it will work. It has 1 inch holes. My plan is to use this and elastic to basically make shower caps that I can slide them on and off the oil change trays I'm using for my water lillies.
     

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    That's the exact material that I use Angela.As long as it is close to the plant root, the leaves go right thru it.
     
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    Great! Thanks!
     
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