Tulip mystery

Diane Whitehead voltaire@islandnet.com
Wed, 14 Mar 2007 21:21:19 PDT
Deer are what eat tulips at my house, but they do eat - no tricks  
about just nipping them off.

Rats nip off hellebore flowers and cyclamen leaves and flowers in my  
greenhouse.  They don't seem to do anything with them, as they remain  
lying beside the plant.  A friend says her rats were storing her  
bitten-off hellebore flowers in one spot so she thought they were  
using them for nesting material.  It seems that it is only potted  
plants in protected places that are attacked - the ones we were  
planning to put in a display or sell.  The same plants in the garden  
aren't touched.

Tulips are rather tall for rats, though I'm sure they could stand up  
on their hind legs to do it.

Diane Whitehead

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