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I've tried the Repellex tablets on some violas that seem to be a deer deli.
It was okay for about 1 month but then the deer set in again.  Expensive
control for a month!
-----Original Message-----
From: Chick <chick@bridgewoodgardens.com>
To: hosta-open@mallorn.com <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
Date: Saturday, January 08, 2000 10:16 AM
Subject: NEW STUFF

>We went to the Maryland Nurseryman's show yesterday and found a couple
>of things of interest.
>First, from Q&Z, I asked about Zillis's book and the lady at the booth
>said it should be available very soon but will only be available from
>Q&Z, not in bookstores. I don't know if this is true or why, but that's
>what she said.  She also said that she thought it would be available at
>wholesale from them, and if so I will get some copies for sale.
>The second thing I fould that might be of interest is a product called
>Repellex systemic tablets which contain a chemical reputed to be the
>most bitter tasting substance known.   We've seen information on this
>product before, and it is supposed to be the most effective deer
>repellent on the market, but I didn't know that it came in tablets that
>are systemic, which means that the roots and rhizome taste bad too.
>They apparently last for up to two years and have some fertilizer
>incorporated.  The guy assured me that they really work, and if you
>can't trust a salesman, who can you trust?  Actually, we've heard some
>good things about the spray for deer, but don't know anyone who has used
>the tablets.  Cost is just under 40 cents per tablet and it looks like
>2-3 per plant would be necessary.
>There was also an awesome display of Bobcats that my wife won't let me
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