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Re: Re:Voles

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] Re:Voles
  • From: "robert stewart" <crusher4@wnclink.com>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2001 09:52:11 -0400

NOT MINE.  Wanna swap cats for a while.  Just KIDDING.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: lmmunro@hotmail.com 
  To: iris-talk@yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2001 9:00 AM
  Subject: [iris-talk] Re:Voles

  Ever since I got the cat, the armies of voles seem to have 
  disappeared :) 

  --- 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 
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