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Re: rodent protection


HI Kitty,
        You may want to try castor oil granules, also. They are sold under
names like Dr/ T's Mole Out or Bonide Molemax. It works for many customers
here in Colorado against voles, which devistated our mums and agatache
perennials last winter.
betsy
----- Original Message -----
From: "james singer" <islandjim1@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2008 1:32 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] rodent protection


> Somehow doubt it'd keep the gnawers out. Hardware cloth would be
> better; might have to anchor it with thin-wire ground staples.
>
> On Nov 2, 2008, at 10:20 AM, Kitty wrote:
>
> > I'm packing pots against the back of the house for overwintering
> > again. Though I've almost never had problem with rodents getting
> > into the pots, one year when I had a large number of potted lilies,
> > they found them.  They dug them out and ate all the basal plates and
> > tossed the petals everywhere.
> >
> > I have potted up a large number of really nice lilies and some other
> > bulbs they might like this year.  I have a big box full of fine net
> > bags I've been saving over the years for who-knows-what.  They are
> > the big yellow nylon bags that daffodils come in.  I'm thinking
> > about netting the pots.  Do you think this would be a deterrent?
> > They would allow moisture and air circulation, would they be strong
> > enough to keep the little buggers out?
> >
> > Kitty
> > neIN, Zone 5
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> Island Jim
> Willamette Valley
> 44.99 N 123.04 W
> Elevation 148'
> 39.9" Precipitation
> Hardiness Zone 8/9
> Heat Zone 5
> Sunset Zone 6
> Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
> Maximum 102 F [39 C]
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