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Cats and mice..

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Since adding the smallest new planting area filled with about 500 bulbs. We’ve had mice come from next doors shed and dig them up, and destroy them.. following from the mice, nextdoors cats followed suit. Anti car spray on the plants and slate, a puppy to guard the garden and noiuse poison safely out of the dogs reach under the shed, and me being too sick to lift or dig things until now has meant I’ve hardly any of my new bulbs left!! Since I’m now feeling great again I went and picked up two bags of gravel for £3 each and lifted the slate, and Gravelled this corner to match the rest of the garden (I only used the slate before because I had a bag spare) I then also had to gravel the planters on the decking because the mice turned to those as their mainly empty at this time of year (other than being chock full of bulbs and perenials)

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Biddy mice, I know they have to eat but how disappointing for you Dan, hoping the gravel and granite deters them...

22 Dec, 2017

 

What a shame Dan. I too hope you can deter them.

23 Dec, 2017

 

Can sympathise. Over the years have planted hundreds of daffodil bulbs all over the garden and only a couple bloomed. The mice got the rest!

(Hope you didn't have one particularly nasty bug that is doing the rounds, Dan. It really knocked my husband for six and quite a few of the doctors at the surgery! Glad you are better now.)

23 Dec, 2017

 

Thanks everyone! The offending rodent has finally left! I’m finally ‘properly’ over my surgery so straight after Christmas I’m going to get myself another Acer (haha) to mark the occasion!!

24 Dec, 2017

 

How annoying Dan. I know how you feel, we have loads of voles in the grass and all the Crocus bulbs that were planted lasted one year and never appeared again. Years ago I planted hundreds of sundry bulbs under some trees and the whole lot just were never seen again! It's depressing, all that back-breaking work planting them (I hate planting bulbs) just to feed the mice and vole population!
Hopefully you will have got rid of yours, it's all looking great. Don't forget to show us the celebratory Acer and glad to hear you are better now, just don't over do it.

29 Dec, 2017

 

I was intending on acer shopping today but there's a burst pipe on our cul di sac so we cant go out as the road is like a frozen lake! at Christmas we bought some pickled onions soaked in chilli sauce and mum had the idea of putting one in each of the holes the mice/culprit had dug as they are like bulbs! it worked! one out of four was eaten and nothing has returned for the three! hopefully said animals have learned not to mess with me!

29 Dec, 2017

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