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*Through Clenched Teeth...*

Posted by selkie_b z4 MN (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 11, 06 at 19:07

There was this lovely little toad lily that a dear GW acquaintence gave me this spring at the swap. I watered it all summer, it was looking very good. I was excited - the lady who owned the house before us had planted some, but they never bloomed and have all disappeared over the past 5 years - so it was my first. It looked dandy still, dormant, but healthy, just yesterday.

I've just come in. There's now a carefully dug squirrel hole right there - and no lily.

Not amused.

-Marie


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RE: *Through Clenched Teeth...*

That was not at all amusing.

Pauline


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RE: *Through Clenched Teeth...*

Oh, Marie, that's too bad! The squirrels and chipmunks are plentiful this year, I just noticed holes under our concrete. Time to get the live trap out and do some relocating.....

Linda


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RE: *Through Clenched Teeth...*

I feel your pain. I received some martagon lilies last fall from a friend. A rabbit topped them all off this spring so none of them bloomed for me this year. It ate those along with a number of hostas in that same garden. I no longer think bunnies are cute as portrayed by Thumper in Bambi. Elmer Fudd had it right those weasley wabbits. They're nasty little salad eatin machines!

I'm happy to report that Peter Cottontail is now fertilizing those martagons and will no longer be dining in my garden.


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RE: *Through Clenched Teeth...*

Kinder to kill them outright than relocating them.

http://counties.cce.cornell.edu/yates/6727.htm
http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/johnson/hort/articles/squirrels.htm
http://www.factsfacts.com/MyHomeRepair/squirrels.htm


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