Squirrels, tulips and other vulnerable bulbs
I have an abundance of wildlife -- squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits and at least one raccoon family -- we live on a heavily wooded lot with many, many old oak trees, which drop a gazillion acorns every year. So squirrely digging goes on all year. Nonetheless, I'm going to try tulips this year. I've been told that if I dip the bulbs in Ro-Pel or plant a daffodil with each bulb I can outwit the squirrels. I'm not really confident about either recommendation, but I bought some relatively inexpensive tulips and will experiment with both ideas. I'm also covering all my beds with heavy metal hardware mesh. This very long message is to ask if any of you have any other suggestions. Naysayers, too. Thanks a bunch.