Amarcrinum verses the goats !

Paul T.
Tue, 31 Jan 2012 03:53:53 PST
At 08:59 PM 30/01/2012, you wrote:
>Hi Everyone.  While i was on Frazer Island in October 2011  my small herd
>of cashmere goats broke into the lily patch & spent a week & a half kicking
>up their heals ! They ate nearly every living thing down to ground level,
>dug out over 300 bulbs where they scratch holes to sleep each night &
>happily munched down every one of my known Amarcrinums roots and all.


The before and after photos of your lily patch 
are scary.  They really did a number on the area, 
didn't they.  I do so hope that the bulbs are 
still there and will surface again in the 
future.  You have some fascinating bulbs in your 
collection (I've never seen that variety in 
Amarcrinums before, and the Crinums you mention 
are lovely), and I do so hope you haven't lost 
them.  You might have to resort of a reinforced 
colourbond (powder-coated solid metal fencing 
panels... not sure whether the name colourbond is 
used overseas?) or something severely electrified 
to keep those pesky goats at bay by the sounds of it.

Please give us an updated photo of your lily 
patch as it recovers.  I would love to see how it does.

And a belated welcome to yourself and others who 
have joined this list in the time I've been 
inactive.  You may never hear from me, but I do 
enjoy reading all your various postings.  They 
can be a big boost on bad days, that is for sure.

Thanks all.  No more posts from me for tonight, 
so you'll stop seeing my name pop up in your inbox.


Paul T.
Canberra, Australia - USDA Zone Equivalent approx. 8/9
Min winter temp -8 or -9°C. Max summer temp 40°C. 
Thankfully, maybe once or twice a year only.

Growing an eclectic collection of plants from all 
over the world including Aroids, Crocus, 
Cyclamen, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Galanthus, 
Irises, Liliums, Trilliums (to name but a few) 
and just about anything else that doesn't move!! 

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