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Big Flower Giveaway to Local's of LocoYokel

Discussion in 'The Exchange: Buy, Sell, Trade, Giveaway' started by LocoYokel, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. Jul 22, 2017
    thistlebloom

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  2. Jul 22, 2017
    LocoYokel

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    Awsum, TY @thistlebloom, gonna hav'ta show the folks, they will love it! They have deer in their backyard in Coeur d' Alene and at camp up the river as well. @Nyboy, check these out, might be your answer for your lilies!
    Now if they could make a chicken deterrent...:ya:bow:ya
     
  3. Jul 22, 2017
    thistlebloom

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    That would be a roasting pan.

    The shock sticks, as I call them, are working beyond my wildest dream You have no idea the heartburn the deer have given me on this particular property, especially the past two years. There is no spray repellent that even slows them down and I believe I've used every one out there at some point. My go-to tried and trusted Plantskydd that I used every fall when the deer pressure increased was even an epic fail last year.First time ever. It seems that the young deer actually craved it. :\

    They aren't cheap though. I am using 18 right now and now that I know they work will be ordering 18 more to protect an even larger assortment of plantings. This is about a 2 or 3 acre property which is mostly lawn with large beds distributed around it.

    I started the season with a 3 strand electric poly wire set up around the cutting garden, as for the last two seasons the deer have mowed down all the bouquet material. My clients are only in residence during the summer, so when they arrived they asked to have the fence removed because they thought it was ugly. I personally thought it was a beautiful thing, three strands of wire level and tight, straight posts and deer with scorch marks!
    So I took it down with fear and trembling, but not until my order of shock sticks came. I set them up in the cutting garden, about 5'-8' apart in the section they mostly entered from, and then 4 around the Casa Blanca lilies
    (which I additionally put a 2x4 wire ring about 5' tall around and sprayed too, just for additional insurance). I put singles near all their favorites too, and one on little trail under a fir that they snuck in on.

    There was a little nibbling going on for a few days until they licked or stuck there noses on the posts. And now it's been 3 weeks and the hydrangeas are blooming and the coneflowers have not been disturbed and so on.:ya

    In another bed the bee balm haven't got to grow over 4" tall for the past few years, so I borrowed a stick from the cutting garden and put it in there. The beebalm is now a good 8" tall and it may still have a chance to bloom this year! Yay!

    Here's the beebalm. Hmmm, maybe it's taller than 8" now....

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  4. Jul 22, 2017
    LocoYokel

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    :gig:yuckyuck:gig
     
  5. Jul 23, 2017
    ninnymary

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    Yay! So happy for you Thistle. Do you think those shock sticks might go on sale later on? Wouldn't it be great if they did?

    Mary
     
  6. Jul 23, 2017
    thistlebloom

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    That would be great, I would even double my order!
     

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