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CotswoldLass

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What's eating my bulbs?
« on: February 21, 2011, 13:30:26 »
Just one bed, not the pots, but some little blighter's eaten all the crocuses down to ground level and is munching through the tulips. Is it mice?


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Re: What's eating my bulbs?
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2011, 13:32:18 »
Last year we watched a squirrell pull up a hyacinth and carry it off and eat it.
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Re: What's eating my bulbs?
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2011, 15:28:43 »
Yes, grey squirrels do love tulip bulbs, I have to put chicken wire over the pots in winter and early spring or they are lunch.

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Re: What's eating my bulbs?
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2011, 16:01:24 »
At Savill gardens the other week the gardener said that rooks/crows and Jackdaws were particularly keen on crocus and had taken about 2000 from one bed"  :o

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Re: What's eating my bulbs?
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2011, 17:35:54 »
OK, we have visits from crows and jackdaws so I guess that might be it. The pots are fine, just a more secluded bed has been routed. Might try putting some chicken wire over it.

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Re: What's eating my bulbs?
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2011, 17:35:54 »