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Voles,moles & mice eaten Tulip bulbs.

Posted by jolj 7b/8a-S.C.USA (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 18, 12 at 23:34

What should I do.
Do I have to dig everything up & plant in containers or in underground wire boxes?


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RE: Voles,moles & mice eaten Tulip bulbs.

evertime the subject of Voles, moles & mice come up digging them up is the general consensus wire boxes or screens is about the only thing that will keep your bulbs save. good luck.


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RE: Voles,moles & mice eaten Tulip bulbs.

If I mix the tulip bulbs with daffodil bulbs will the moles/ voles and other vermin still go after the tulip bulbs, or will the daffodils deter them?


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RE: Voles,moles & mice eaten Tulip bulbs.

Well, a few years ago, I planted about 200 daffs and 100 tulips intermingled under a pear tree. The critters have left me ONE tulip now, but somehow it has managed to come back for the past few years and even bloom (it's a Red Emporer, one of the more reliable ones).

So, I'd say no, they're not safe if interplanted.


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RE: Voles,moles & mice eaten Tulip bulbs.

The best way to protect the bulbs from rodents - soak them before planting in the tetra methyl thiuram disulfide. But alas, it was banned. Try soaking in a broth of the most hottest peppers.


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RE: Voles,moles & mice eaten Tulip bulbs.

mothballs?

cat?


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