Best net/mesh

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    Adele Gaddes

    Hi everyone,

    Growing a number of swan plants this year and was wondering what the best/most cost effective option for covering them would be both to keep butterflies off for a time; and aphids off/out.

    Mitre 10 said frost cloth micro net was good for keeping butterflies out, but worried that the aphids would get through it.

    Would love some advice and to hear your experience please.

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    My butterfly house has a mesh size of 32×32 mesh approx 0.58mm. That should be enough to control parasitoids but they are so small, as are aphids, that you would not notice them getting in on plants or when you, yourself, enter the house. Shade factor – 15% +/-5%

    Hope that helps!

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