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Re: voles

Now if only I could teach the cat how to hunt an iris borer...


--- In iris-talk@y..., THEO1415@a... wrote:
> Voles also eat roots of roses, fruit trees, azaleas, and bulbs 
galore  tulip, 
> most minor bulbs ... daffodils are safe, as are scilla and 
hyacinths, but all 
> the rest alas succumb.  As I say, the moles make the holes and the 
voles go 
> in the holes that the moles make ..  and if Peter Piper can do it 
why can't 
> I?  I did come up with a way to deal with bulbs and voles.  I sink 
> plastic nursery pots into the soil, put stones in the bottom for 
> then plant the bulbs as I would in a regular bed, at whatever depth 
> specified. I tried gutter wire cages, but ithey were  not very 
permanent.  I 
> have some species tulips in the rock garden that are now in their 
6th year, 
> because of this system.  I have not tried it with iris, because of 
late, we 
> have not had a problem here with voles.  They come and go 
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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