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Re: vole damage pics

yikes is right.  It's too early though for me to lift the straw covering the
Hosta babies and do anything with them.  It may have been 55 today, but only
40s for high later and can easily go back to teens for highs.  March is like
that around here.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, February 29, 2004 7:26 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] vole damage pics

> Yikes, Kitty, they were having fun in your garden this winter!  I
> know I have similar under the leaves out in the woodland garden; have
> seen some signs of surface tunnels.  Hope they didn't hit your hosta
> babies but if you've got voles, they will find them.  They chewed the
> roots off half a dozen large clumps for me last year as well as a
> rather large Aralia cordata.  Finally just dug them all up and
> planted them in  5 gal. nursery pots with the bottoms off; sunk in
> the ground with bottom filled with 3/4" driveway gravel and top of
> pot about 3" out of the ground.  I'm hoping that will foil the little
> beggars.  No telling what they did under the snow we had, but so far
> the pots look OK.
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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> > From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > Hard to tell yet about plant damage.  I'm concerned about damage to
> a bed of
> > 100 baby hostas.  That's where the red-arrow-marked trail led to.
> Of course
> > the hosta aren't up yet and the bed has straw cover so it may be
> awhile
> > before I know.  The main visible damage so far is the grass.
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