Which bulbs vole candy? Mourning loss of 20 lilies! Dahlias OK?
I have a back yard of about an acre and a half with 528' (1/10 mile) of frontage with a gorgeous hardwood forest. Unfortunately with the lovely view I also have moles and voles galore, despite the snake's and the cats efforts (cats leave vole/mole/mouse guts on the porch, but always get more to replace them).
I put out about 20 oriental, orienpet and trumpet lilies close to the house in the backyard, hoping the $@&^%^^& voles wouldn't travel the extra 100' to get them, or would be repelled by the daffodils I planted around them. I put about half of the bulbs in hardware cloth cages. They got all but 1 anyway, where the dozen I planted in the vole-free front yard did beautifully. That hurt! I read on another site that the regular hardware cloth is too big for the eastern voles; you should use fine-mesh hardware cloth....
I was hoping to replace them with dahlias, or torch lily.
Any suggestions? What bulbs are vole-candy besides:
grape hyacinth (lost about 50)