Crocus predators

Angela and Dean Offer
Tue, 13 Dec 2005 16:45:49 PST
Sorry, moth balls are poisonous if eaten, I don't think they can be doing
the chickens any good, sorry don;t know what to do about the predators, how
about mice traps?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lis Allison" <>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2005 8:39 AM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Crocus predators

> Speaking of mice and mouse-like objects, has anyone had problems with them
> in a greenhouse? I have a delapidated structure in which I over-winter a
> large collection of cactii and succulents (don't ask why I have these I
> don't know the answer) and amaryllis and I am having the devil's own time
> with something that is digging in the pots and eating the roots. I find
> the plant lying beside the pot, rootless, and all the soil pushed out of
> the pot. There is always open water in the buckets for the chickens so it
> can't be looking for a drink.
> I am trying mothballs. So far the main effect is that the chickens, in the
> adjacent hen pavilion, are laying mothball-scented eggs.  :)
> Lis Allison, Carp, Ontario, Canada, -20C tonight and colder tomorrow
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