lavender + keeping deer from fruit trees?
I want to keep the deer from eating my two new trees (plum and pear) and I'm reading that lavender repels deer, (among other plants, but lavender is the one I have) but does that just mean they don't eat lavender, or does that mean it actually drives them off? I put some bundles of it in my trees, and I want to know if I should do anything more.
If lavender isn't going to work, I would like solutions that are low-maintenance, like something permanent that I can put in/near the tree... like maybe something I can plant next to it. My lavender bush is too far away. I don't really want to hang shiny things in the trees because it looks a little obnoxious. Unless you think a small wind chime would work?