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Re: Those motion-detector sprayers
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: Those motion-detector sprayers
  • From: James Singer <inlandjim1@q.com>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2011 18:43:27 -0700

LOL... similar-dissimilar memories: reminds me of my first wife's "hope"
chest.

"If you can't say something good about someone, come sit next to me"--Alice
Roosevelt Longworth




On Aug 4, 2011, at 6:31 PM, Theresa G wrote:

> My guess is that cats don't like the smell which is great since they
> haven't used that garden as a litter box in the past 2 weeks!!  If
> there was only some way to keep that strong cedar smell going for
> months on end...  I actually do like the smell, reminds me of my
> grandfather's cedar chest from when I was a kid.
> Theresa
>
> On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 6:23 PM, James Singer <inlandjim1@q.com> wrote:
>> No idea about the rabbits, but interesting about the cats. Don't care for
it
>> much myself, either. But wonder why the cats don't like it.
>>
>>
>> "If you can't say something good about someone, come sit next to
me"--Alice
>> Roosevelt Longworth
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Aug 4, 2011, at 6:12 PM, Theresa G wrote:
>>
>>> I have recently discovered that the neighborhood cats don't like the
>>> smell of the shredded cedar mulch.  Maybe rabbits don't like it
>>> either??
>>>
>>> Theresa
>>>
>>> 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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