Vermin-Resistant Bulbs

Mon, 18 Dec 2006 03:10:40 PST
If there is nothing else to eat voles even eat Narcissus bulbs (only 
Sternbergia reamlined untouched).
 In the past I had  great problems with this particular pest. To ,the extend 
that I planted most of my bulbs in wire netting. With  the  flooding they 
all disappeared, some came back, but  they are not (yet)  causing serious 
problems.  It might be  because of the  l ft layer of new sandy soil which 
was deposited  by the floods, which might be unsuitable  to  sustain 
permanent tunnels.  I am well aware that this happy situation can change 

Merry Christmas greetings from the South of France

Lauw de Jager
Mas d'Argence
30300 Beaucaire

In general: anything in the Amaryllidaceae, such as the Narcissus Terry
mentioned, also Galanthus, etc. are not eaten above or below ground.

Anything in the Araceae, including Arisaema, Arum, Arisarum, and so on
are not eaten above or below ground.

Canna are not eaten above ground but voles will eat the rhizomes.

Ranunculaceae - I grow Anemone blanda, A. flaccida, A. nemorosa, A.
ranunculoides and have not notices any predation above or below ground.

Fritillaria are untouched above and below ground: F. imperialis and F.
meleagris increasing nicely, F. pallidiflora holding its own but not

Hyacinths apparently not eaten out in the garden which is interesting as
potted bulbs in the garage for forcing are gnawed by mice.

Chionodoxa, Muscari, Pushkinia, Scilla all appear to be pest-resistant
both above and below ground.

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