Vicki, we have
many gophers here in the Phoenix area. They
make honeycombs of our ditch banks so we have to rebuild them regularly to keep
irrigation water from going every place except to the garden. Occasionally
their mounds of dirt will bury a clump of irises, but I have never found a rhizome
eaten like that. That is terrible. I have been told that well used,
stinky cat litter poured into their holes will send them to the next
neighborhood. They will think that the cats have invaded.
Unfortunately I don’t have a cat.
Francelle Edwards Glendale, AZ
Behalf Of Vicki
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2007 8:19
Subject: [iris-photos] Gopher
This is what is happening. I caught the remnants of this
rhizome before the gopher completely ate it. Should have had a gun with me when
I discovered it and I could have probably shot him.
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