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Re: Hamamelis x intermedia 'Angelly'

Good Grief!  that's a lot of damage.  My cats keep the destruction to a
minimum.  The Hawthorns were given to me and I'd only overwintered to try to
sell in my sale next month, it's not something I care about or have room
for.  But they were sitting ducks for the bunnies while it was still too
cold & snowy for the cats to be outside much.

I don't know what you can do for your damage Chris; I would be so
dispirited.  I would probably resort to miles of cages if I didn't have my
cats.  I tried to get our nursery group to build protection for our outlying
bed of shrubs grown for sale, but they said it wasn't necessary this early.
I just looked at them the other day and the marauders had already been

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 3:36 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hamamelis x intermedia 'Angelly'

> > Chris, The rabbits got several containers of WA Hawthorns chewed down to
> > nubs.  They were young plants.  Will they resprout ok?  Easter morning I
> > found a bunch of bunny fur at the far end of the garden, so maybe I
> > have too many more visits from them.  They always nail a little Japanese
> > Maple I have down there, even thought I had it well surrounded by
> > I may have to move it.
> I've been really frustrated by the rabbits this year.  My hydrangeas
> are almost gone, the witchhazel is a single stick, and my two Callicarpa
> that I was so looking forward to aren't even visible.
> They've also dug up most of my tulips this year, eaten the buds off of
> the hosta, and even stripped all of the branches off of my Tsuga
> 'Golden Splendor'.  Now it's looks like Charlie Brown's Christmas tree.
> I think your hawthorn might come back -- it depends on how established the
> root system had become.  I've seen trees that were mowed down send up
> suckers from the base, so just be sure to pick the strongest, lop off
> the others, and then put a fence around it next year.  :)
> Chris
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