Prompted by fellow Edinburger Linda at Slow Growing in Scotland here here is a sad picture of collapsed brassica cages on a neighbour's plot. His newly constructed wooden frames have been snapped like matchwood.
...and I haven't fared any better.
There should be a net over those posts. Retrieving it proved impossible so I strung a new net over the top to keep the pigeons off until the thaw arrived. Instead we got 6 inches more snow the next day and I'll have two nets to retrieve and repair once it does. In the meantime I have to hope the pigeons are on diet.
Here's what we are up against. The spikes on the railing have disappeared!
Here's a familiar view with added snow.