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Butterfly Netting

Protect your vegetables from butterflies and caterpillars.

Butterfly netting creates a barrier to egg laying, preventing caterpillars from devastating your crops.

Commonly used in conjunction with fruit cages, and also as pond netting to protect fish from birds and cats.

Available in a HEAVY DUTY and SOFT netting.

Key info:

  • Healthier, bigger crops
  • Keeps out Cabbage Whites
  • Heavy Duty option allows bees through to pollinate
  • UV stabilised & rot resistant
  • Lightweight & durable
  • Can last up to 10 years with care

Related: Insect Netting, Fruit Cage Netting, Frost Protection

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Product Information: Butterfly Netting 


HEAVY DUTYMade from UV stabilised extruded PolypropyleneVery strong, thin strands form a lightweight, rigid mesh. Hard to tear and long lasting. Can be moulded around plants & structures.
SOFTUV stabilised, woven HDPE (multifilament construction)Soft, feels like fabric to touch. Suitable for laying directly onto crops. Mesh holes not big enough for bees to pass through.


How to use Butterfly Proof NettingDescription
How it worksActs as a physical barrier between crops & butterflies preventing them from laying their eggs and in turn, caterpillars eating the crops
Use with:Frames, canes, hoops, cages, cloches or place directly onto crops (but make sure you leave enough height for growth and so butterflies cannot land on leaves to lay their eggs)
How to implementCreate desired support structure then drape netting over, making sure it is evenly spaced out. Secure at top and base with pegs. Leave no gaps
Watering & FeedingShould be done through netting 
PollinationIf using SOFT option, remove during pollination
HandlingCut with scissors 
Suitable for:All types of vegetables & plants, in particular brassica vegetables: cabbage, kale, cauliflower, broccoli, calabrese, purple sprouting, Brussels sprouts
Not suitable for:Frost protection 


Attach to:With:
Wooden FrameCable ties, Staples
Metal PostsCable ties, Tying wire
SoilU pins, Pegs


Free and easy returns on all items in their original condition, within 60 days of purchase. Includes free collection and full refund of original shipping fee.

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