New Cherry Cheesecake Hibiscus attacked by squirrels

sandyinva(7A)May 16, 2014

Just recieved and planted two bareroot cherry cheesecake hibiscus. They were noit potted more than 48 hours before I came home and found one uprooted. Both had been chewed. New growth was not evident at that time. They are now in my kitchen until that happens or until I can wrap them up with chicken wire. How long does it take for dormancy to break? How do I know if they are alive or not?

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Have they started growing yet?

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 10:20PM
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Cmoores1

Also, squirrels don't like coffee grounds and or chili flakes. So if you sprinkle you're morning coffee grounds around any plants they like, it will stop them for whatever reason. But you have to keep it up in order for it to continue to work, especially after a rain.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 8:02PM
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