Well my eyes are swollen as I have been crying for a couple of hours. This was supposed to be THE year for my garden. I have been working like a dog and planting for four years. Today I come to find that more than half of my graden has been descimated by voles. I lost 8 rose bushes, six of which were supposed to finally make it up their arbor this year, all my astilbe, sedum, phlox and about 70% of my bulbs. I am not sure what else is gone. My question is this. Is there any way to salvage a plant once the voles have feasted on the roots or is the plant lost??? For example, if I hydrate the roses, soak them in a root hormone, cut them way back, can I start again with them? If I water and baby the perennials like the astilbe, is there a chance they will re-root?
Please help, I am really devastated here.