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Tuesday, March 07, 2017


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Simple. Train the critters to dig up the allium seedlings. I've heard that sometimes healthy raccoons will go out in daylight during mating season and when they have babies to feed.

Lisa at Greenbow

I had those drumstick alliums once. I didn't like the way they performed for this very reason. They didn't look very pretty either on second growth. Hopefully the racoon is just feeling the stirrings of spring with the warmer weather.

Barbara H.

Oh dear, not good news about your garden visitors, particularly the ailing one. Down here we get armadillos, who can also wreak a little havoc when digging for grubs.

Linda Brazill

Thanks for the critter update. I will have to look into their habits a bit more.

Erin @ The Impatient Gardener

How rude of them to just uproot and leave! Much colder here yesterday, terribly cold wind blowing off the lake. While examing the area where we had a some trees removed yesterday I see that the ostrich ferns in the woods are showing green nubs.


I'm having the same problem with the alliums. Wish I'd never planted the darn things. But this summer I'm going to have a real go at them and try to reduce their vigour. Will never truly get rid if them from the plot. All the best. Karen

Linda Brazill

I constantly see photos of allium seedheads looking beautiful in gardens and I wonder if they know something I don't!

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