Hyacinthus orientalis cultivars

John Willis macjohn@mac.com
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:35:14 PDT
Let me add my own two cents worth.  I had no sooner completed fencing in an acre with that 7 foot deer-proof plastic mesh when I found that the woodchucks have no problem slicing through the mesh.  I had to immediately add a 3 foot steel mesh at the bottom to keep the woodchucks from making holes that the deer could squeeze through.  Just plan to do that or go with 8 foot black wire mesh (bent over at the bottom and anchored to the ground) to begin with.  The deer fence has nevertheless been wonderful.  Such a difference.  The rabbits are still a problem.  Need a good way to trap them...

On Mar 18, 2014, at 2:10 PM, Nicholas plummer <nickplummer@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
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