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Re: Gardening Questions?

Postby Abu Nuwas » Wed Jan 17, 2018 02:58

Suggestions please. I have a fairly large garden, about a third of an acre. I like it, and so, though I very rarely see him, does a muntjac. My neighbour tells me he visits every day, and as the boundaries are all hedges, it's easy for my friend to sneak in. I say friend, but last Spring, I noticed that all my bluebells had been chopped off , and the cut was level, like a ruminant. At that time, he seemed to restrict his activities to the far-ish end of the garden, so I just wrote of the bluebells (which flowered anyway - somehow, he had affected the leaves only. To-day, I saw him (or actually her, I think), at my end of the garden trimming some of the shrubs which I have neglected. SO -- any ideas about how to handle him/her , or what plants they detest? The Internet (possibly the RHS) last year told me they like brambles. What a pity that wasn't true!
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Re: Gardening Questions?

Postby boatbuilder » Thu Jan 18, 2018 00:08

AN. You might find some helpful information in this search list. Failing that, as one of them suggests, there is the 'ultimate' answer. Image

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Re: Gardening Questions?

Postby Abu Nuwas » Thu Jan 18, 2018 00:36

The RHS list looks more helpful now. That is, I have a number of those plants which seem unaffected -yet. Glad that lupins are one, as some blew in last year, and grew well in the pebbles of my drive, until I moved them to the back - where they survived last summer.

Ethics apart, I don't think I shall follow your v helpful suggestion of disposing of them -- I would, but I rather like them, and, to the point, I don't eat meat.
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Re: Gardening Questions?

Postby boatbuilder » Thu Jan 18, 2018 01:44

It wasn't MY suggestion, AN. It was just something that I came across in one of the links in the search as it seemed to indicate that they are pretty difficult to 'get rid of' by other means. Don't shoot the messenger. :lol: :D
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Re: Gardening Questions?

Postby Abu Nuwas » Thu Jan 18, 2018 23:49

Messengers? Messengers? I hate 'em!

My garden is littered with the remains of deceased posties. I plan to grow roses, you see, and as Fitzgerald says :

''I often think that never grows so red
The Rose as where some buried Caesar bled''

You won't hear that tip from the staid RHS! No, Sir!
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