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Poppies?

Discussion in 'Flowers & Roses' started by KD_Olive, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. Mar 7, 2016
    KD_Olive

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    Help! Some kind of varmit is digging in my poppy beds! They are just starting to sprout. What can I do? Does this look like an armidillo digging to you guys? I don't even have anything planted in here an armidillo would eat. A chipmunk maybe? I'm so frustrated! :mad::hit:hit:hit
     
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    KD_Olive

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    This is what the digs look like...
     
  3. Mar 7, 2016
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    KD_Olive

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    sprouts...:barnie

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    catjac1975

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    Can't really tell the size of the hole. However, around here I find little holes that look like they have a whorl. This is skunks looking for grubs. If grubs and then Japanese beetles are a problem for you perhaps it is skunks. Milky spore will kill the grubs and it stays in the soil for many years. They will not help for these seeds but will help the future.
     
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    I'm going with skunks too.
     
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    Skunk diggings are usually V shaped.
     
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    Maybe you can find more information here to help you with identifying your hole digger.
     
  9. May 13, 2016
    KD_Olive

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    Well, my mission bells just started blooming. Out of 20,000 seeds, I wound up with about 20 viable plants. And the leaves on them are starting to yellow. How disappointing. :(
     

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    I don't know anything about growing Mission Bells, but yellowing leaves are often either too much moisture or lack of iron. Hope that helps a bit.
     
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