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#1    Mistydawn

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 02:29 PM

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Okay, wanted to share this with you gardeners out there in UM land.

Two weeks ago I spent a fortune on seeds and a weekend on planting them in tubs, six tubs in fact. Spring onions, rocket lettuce,  bell-peppers, hollyhocks, sweetpea and night-scented Stock.

Yesterday a squirrel went from tub to tub diging little holes to bury his fat-ball (put them out for the birds and it nicks them).

AAAAARGH! Love the little rogue, but really, I want to.......! :gun:

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 02:38 PM

Fox urine...you can get it powder form for use in gardens.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 02:43 PM

View PostLilly, on 10 March 2013 - 02:38 PM, said:

Fox urine...you can get it powder form for use in gardens.

Urine. Oh I do love gardening. Thanks Lily! :blush:

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 03:49 PM

View PostMistydawn, on 10 March 2013 - 02:43 PM, said:

Urine. Oh I do love gardening. Thanks Lily! :blush:

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 04:02 PM

I know schizy, I look so sexy bent over with a trowel and dressed in my baggies!!! I don't know how the squirrel keeps itself from hugging me to death!!

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 04:20 PM

but it looks so cute !

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 04:20 PM

Squirrels are so squirelly.


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Posted 10 March 2013 - 04:22 PM

You can have them -- but one word of advice -- don't give them a way to get into your attic.


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Posted 10 March 2013 - 04:23 PM

View PostKnight Of Shadows, on 10 March 2013 - 04:20 PM, said:

but it looks so cute !

View PostKnight Of Shadows, on 10 March 2013 - 04:20 PM, said:

but it looks so cute !
huh, so do i!! Don't be deceived!!

View PostHilander, on 10 March 2013 - 04:20 PM, said:

Squirrels are so squirelly.
yeh, little sh**s!!

View PostFrank Merton, on 10 March 2013 - 04:22 PM, said:

You can have them -- but one word of advice -- don't give them a way to get into your attic.
Haven't got one, thak f!!!

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 04:26 PM

View PostMistydawn, on 10 March 2013 - 04:23 PM, said:

huh, so do i!! Don't be deceived!!


yeh, little sh**s!!


Haven't got one, thak f!!!
hahahaha seriously i admire their ability to survive in urban lifestyle
and the fact they annoy us is so adoreable :D

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 05:10 PM

heh, I lost a couple hundred corn starts last year do to the local critters. Made me mad as the dickens.


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Posted 10 March 2013 - 05:14 PM

View Postrashore, on 10 March 2013 - 05:10 PM, said:

heh, I lost a couple hundred corn starts last year do to the local critters. Made me mad as the dickens.

rashore, by local critters, you can't mean "squirrels" surely?!

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 05:18 PM

What's up with squirrels?
Well you know what they say about a rodent being a rodent.
I didn't know storing nuts in trees would make them a garden pest.
Tbh spraying your plants with the urine of a major predator isn't a bad idea.
So what about getting foxes away from chicken coops?
Spray the coops with hunting hound urine would be logical.
In fact that isn't bad despite foxes not being official prey to the hounds.
At first I thought this was a thread about a certain lads magazine.
No! Just a load of tree rats.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 05:24 PM

View PostMistydawn, on 10 March 2013 - 05:14 PM, said:

rashore, by local critters, you can't mean "squirrels" surely?!

Yeppers. My first batch was squirrels and a chipmunk, second batch squirrels and one raccoon that snatched up the scraps, and the third batch was squirrels and drowning by an unexpected rainstorm... I ended up with 12 corn plants, 3 of which grew up, barely... Because by then the drought was on, heh. Squirrels LOVE corn around here, and a lot of people put out cobs for them year round.
Chipmunks decimated all my edamame and bean starts too, though those did a smidge better in the garden.

Between the critters making it a hard start, and being unable to keep up with watering needs during the drought, last years garden was a total wash cept for the gourds. This year I'm not sure if I will do any pre-planting, I got 8 weeks till the wedding and too much crap to do. So I'm prolly gonna go all direct seeding and plants from the local nursery that does tons of heirlooms.

And heh, the squirrels are my main competitor for the Chinese chestnut tree in my backyard- I have to start collecting those spiny balls the moment they start falling otherwise the squirrels just leave me a lot of sharp husks to clean up.


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Posted 10 March 2013 - 05:27 PM

All this trouble with squirrels and British want to hunt foxes?





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