For those who deal with hungry deer, I would strongly recommend a deer fence. If you are a serious gardener, it is well worth the cost. The fence I installed about 6 years ago is heavy duty plastic mesh that can be nailed to trees and almost vanishes behind the summer foliage. Where trees are not available, the posts fit into sleeves that you drive into the ground with a sledge hammer. No hole digging required, and it didn't take us very long to fence in roughly 3/4 of an acre. Since installing the fence, the only deer we have seen near the house was a very tiny fawn that pushed through a hole I hadn't noticed The plastic mesh doesn't stop bunnies, so now I am retrofitting wire rabbit fence along the bottom of the deer fence. I'm attaching it to the deer fence and posts with zip-ties, so it is also relatively easy to do myself. Nick Plummer Durham, NC, USA. Zone 7 On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 12:56 PM, Shoal Creek Succulents wrote: > Thanks to all for the responses; much appreciated. > > I was going to give Hyacinth & Daffodils a try outside; but the deer issue > makes it a bad choice.