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Re: Those motion-detector sprayers
  • Subject: Re: Those motion-detector sprayers
  • From: Theresa G <tchessie@gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2011 18:12:28 -0700

I have recently discovered that the neighborhood cats don't like the
smell of the shredded cedar mulch.  Maybe rabbits don't like it


On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 7:56 AM, Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95
CS/SCOSI <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil> wrote:
> Hmmm. I guess I need to think about this. My vegetable garden area is
> all fenced off but it is about 40' or more on a side and there are gates
> on 3 sides. Long ago we ran small-mesh wire around the bottom of the
> fences to try and deter the rabbits, but they manage to get in anyway.
> Now we have some big shrubs and the sheep and horse corrals on the
> sides, it will be a lot harder to repair or re-fence all that.
> But maybe there are just one or two places they are getting through and
> we can figure out where they are.
> The wind dies down at night, and we see the rabbits at dusk and dawn, so
> the scarecrow might work in a limited area.
> Cyndi
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Cersgarden@aol.com
> Sent: Monday, June 13, 2011 4:21 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Those motion-detector sprayers
> Cyndi, I use the scarecrow in warm weather for the deer and I only set
> it
> for overnight protection.   They are very sensitive, a bird or any
> movement
> will set it off.   Also, you need to move it about, at least for deer,
> or it
> becomes ineffective. When you have deer you become less concerned with
> rabbits.   The negative is it is connected to running water. I didn't
> get the
> connector in just right one time and we woke up to a flooded back yard
> however
> it beats anything I have used so far.   It would be desirable to have
> more
> than one.   The price has come down on these.
>     I do use green plastic fencing to keep the rabbits from my lilys.
> The roll comes in approx 6' height.   We cut it in half and then make
> cylinders to fit each clump of lilies.   My plants are planted very
> dense and I have
> hundreds of cylinders but the fencing just seems to disappear.   I leave
> them in the garden all year round however the deer make a mess of them
> in the
> winter.   My vegetable gardens are completely fenced so rabbits can not
> get
> in. We ran a heavy wire at about 4' height to discourage the deer.
>     Ceres
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