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Does this look like corn on the cob?

Posted by whaas 5a SE WI (My Page) on
Thu, Dec 5, 13 at 14:58

Apparently it does to the rabbits. Bad enough they eat back plants but when they strip all the way around its game over.

Pissed that I missed this plant too, Dawn Redwood Miss Grace.

Be sure to wrap or plan on recycling plenty of cobs.

Here is a link that might be useful: Tree Wrap


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RE: Does this look like corn on the cob?

The ol' double loop of 2' tall chicken wire works for me. Not as pretty, but effective (and cheaper!). Doesn't do much for voles and mice, though.
hortster


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RE: Does this look like corn on the cob?

the only thing that pisses me off more.. is when they spit it out .. but no!!!!! .. not stop with one untasty bite...

but continue to girdle the plant.. and spit it all out ...

thats just downright insanity ...

at least yours appears to have eaten whatever it took ...

found a half dead rabbit ont e driveway last week ... no sign of slobber.. so i ruled our coyote/dingos ... and suspect a failed hawk attack .. due to the throat slash ...

oh well.. paybacks are heck ...

maybe we ought to bring back hawking... may GW will start a new forum for us ...

ken


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'the only thing that pisses me off more.. is when they spit it out .. but no!!!!! .. not stop with one untasty bite...but continue to girdle the plant.. and spit it all out .'

I am sorry that got me to laughing out loud, Ken. The very same thoughts have occurred to me many times. Two springs ago, I had started numerous Montauk Daisy to plant in those beds where nothing else does well, and a few weeks later there were a dozen or two of them, severed at the soil line and laying on their side with some gnawed stem. Ditto mass plantings of spreading petunias. Puts me in mind of the sign over the line at Mess Halls. Take ALL YOU WANT............but eat all you take. At least the devastation serves some purpose. Sorry about your Dawn redwood. Shame, but YOU KNOW BETTER. ;-)


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  • Posted by whaas 5a SE WI (My Page) on
    Fri, Dec 6, 13 at 11:57

They seem to go after my pricey cutlivars too! I do know better, still not sure how I missed it!


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