John Wickham
Sun, 07 Oct 2012 13:24:18 PDT
In pots, in soil.

--- On Sun, 10/7/12, Hannon <> wrote:

From: Hannon <>
Subject: Re: [pbs] CRITTERS!
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Date: Sunday, October 7, 2012, 12:57 PM

Were your bulbs stored in pots/soil or unpotted?

On 7 October 2012 11:06, John Wickham <> wrote:

> I'm feeling sorry for myself and wanted to complain about CRITTERS.
> Actually, I've been using several NOT friendly adjectives ahead of that
> word. Pulling my winter bulbs out of storage, I discovered that mice had
> gorged themselves over the summer. They decimated the Oxalis, Romulea, and
> Spiloxene. They taste tested the Moraea. Now, I'm not only trying to figure
> out what's gone, but will have to figure out if the labels are still
> accurate.
> They went after the bulbs that were most protected from any potential
> predators, so those at the back and bottom. Apparently any such storage
> needs protection that I didn't know was necessary. I didn't know I had mice
> or that they would do this. Some lessons are really difficult.
> To top it all off, with the bulb pots now spread out...the jays and
> squirrels are potting up acorns. Looks like a bumper crop of oaks this year.
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