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Re: Was Bounce, Now Voles, This Summer's Delights

Lynda, the Flame Flower is a beautiful plant.  I'd have to find a way to
improve drainage to use it, but it might be worth it. Thanks for mentioning

It's my impression that vole populations cycle.  Sounds like you're at the
peak of the cycle.  Have you tried the castor oil treatments?  That is such
a shame, they can be extremely devastating.  My cats solve the problem for
me, but that's not the answer for everyone.

You know, I don't mind a few minor losses to critters, after all they do
need someplace to go and something to eat, but when it gets so out of hand,
well, I can see why you'd just want to scream....or cry.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lynda Young" <lyoung@grindertaber.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2004 8:56 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Was Bounce, Now Voles, This Summer's Delights

> Hmmmm, wonder if it would work on voles?  My war with them continues -
> we finally dug up and put about 35 hostas in bottomless black plastic
> pots and replanted those in an effort to deter the pests.  But then they
> managed to devastate overnight a whole bed of bletillas.  I think we may
> have saved three or four plants.  We've been at our present location
> seven years and have never seen vole damage on this scale.  Our
> gardening neighbors several acres away are seeing the same thing.  It's
> so disheartening.
> On a better note - the Angelica gigas I planted last year is blooming
> for the first time and it's wonderful.  I didn't expect it to bloom so
> freely and so am very pleased with its' performance.
> Another new plant that has delighted me all summer long is Phemeranthus
> calycinum - Flame flower.  Pam - I know you're a fan of High Country
> Gardens - you might like this if you're not already growing it.  Dainty
> little plant that packs a lot of punch.
> Lynda
> Zone 7 - West Tn
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Zemuly@aol.com
> Sent: Monday, July 26, 2004 6:32 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: [CHAT] Lots of Uses for Bounce
> I got the following from a friend and thought I would pass it along to
> the
> list.  I don't know if you really can use Bounce for all these things,
> but
> it's certainly an easy solution to mosquitoes and yellow jackets. zem
> * * *
>  My mail carrier told me that the US Postal service sent out a  message
> to
> all letter carriers to put a sheet of Bounce in their uniform  pockets
> to keep
> yellow jackets away...Use them all the time when  playing baseball and
> soccer.
> I use it when I am working outside. It  really works; yellow jackets
> just
> veer around you.
> And all this time you've just been putting Bounce in the  dryer!
> It will chase ants away when you lay a sheet near them.
> It  also repels mice. Spread them around foundation areas, or in
> trailers,
> cars  that are sitting and it keeps mice from entering your vehicle.
> It  takes the odor out of books and photo albums that don't get opened
> too
> often.
> Repels mosquitoes. Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop  when
> outdoors
> during mosquito season.
> Eliminates static electricity  from your television (or computer)
> screen.
> Since Bounce is designed to  help eliminate static cling, wipe your
> television screen with a used sheet  of Bounce to keep dust from
> resettling.
> Dissolve soap scum from  shower doors. Clean with a sheet of Bounce.
> Freshen the air in your home.  Place an individual sheet of Bounce in a
> drawer or hang in the  closet.
> Put Bounce sheet in vacuum cleaner.
> Prevent thread from  tangling. Run a threaded needle through sheet of
> Bounce
> before beginning to  sew.
> Prevent musty suitcases. Place an individual sheet of Bounce inside
> empty
> luggage before storing.
> Freshen the air in your car. Place a sheet of Bounce under the  front
> seat.
> Clean baked-on foods from a cooking pan. Put a sheet in  a pan, fill
> with
> water, let sit overnight, and sponge clean. The  anti-static agent
> apparently
> weakens the bond between the food.
> Eliminate  odors in wastebaskets.  Place a sheet of Bounce at the bottom
> of
> the  wastebasket.
> Collect cat hair. Rubbing the area with a sheet of Bounce  will
> magnetically
> attract all the loose hairs.
> Eliminate static  electricity from Venetian blinds.  Wipe the blinds
> with a
> sheet of Bounce  to prevent dust from resettling.
> Wipe up sawdust from drilling or sand  papering.  A used sheet of Bounce
> will
> collect sawdust like a tack  cloth.
> Eliminate odors in dirty laundry.  Place an individual sheet of  Bounce
> at
> the bottom of a laundry bag or hamper.
> Deodorize shoes or  sneakers.  Place a sheet of Bounce in your shoes or
> sneakers  overnight.
> Golfers put a Bounce sheet in their back pocket to keep the  bees away.
> Put a Bounce sheet in your sleeping bag and tent before  folding and
> storing
> them. Keeps them smelling fresh.
> And now  that you know, print and keep on file or pass it around!
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