baby bulb attack
Mon, 04 Nov 2002 15:35:49 PST
Dear Jennifer and Dear All,

Losing bulbs through pests is always very annoying! I lost part of my Oxalis collection because of mice digging the dormant bulbs out of their pots and carrying them away! Now I use a fine metal mesh that I cut into pieces each larger than the individual sqare pot. I fold the sides down at 90° so that it will slide into the pot tightly and the folded part is pushed into the soil this way securing it and making sure there are no gaps between the pot wall and the mesh. The plants happily grow through the mesh. The disadvantage is that it cannot be applied once a plant has grown to a certain size but it can be reused when repotting. This is not my own invention but was featured in one of the issues of "bulbs". So far no more problems.

Greetings from Germany, Uli     Winter setting in!

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