Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: Squirrel in my semp pot

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crittergarden
Feb 25, 2013 1:48 PM CST
I never noticed this before.
Window is too far from the pot to be sure if it's eating them or not....
Is it?
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crittergarden
Feb 25, 2013 3:56 PM CST
It was.
Now - what can I do about it????
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Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Feb 25, 2013 4:33 PM CST

I covered mine with cheap tulle fabric in brown from the fabric store.

I weighted it down with rocks. Lets the sun and rain in but keeps the critters out. So far so good.

This was suggested by someone?? last fall.

FYI Tulle is a fine, often starched net of silk, rayon, or nylon, used especially for veils, tutus, or gowns.

Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Feb 26, 2013 4:15 AM CST

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Not sure what all is planted in the pot, but if its only semps, you can also make a chicken wire basket to go over the top.
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crittergarden
Feb 26, 2013 6:59 AM CST
Only semps ...

Thank you both.
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Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Feb 26, 2013 7:08 AM CST

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Good luck - let us know if something you try works.
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crittergarden
Feb 26, 2013 7:47 AM CST
ok
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valleylynn
Feb 26, 2013 11:33 AM CST

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Can you show us before and after photos Critter?
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crittergarden
Feb 26, 2013 11:42 AM CST
Soon as I'm able to DO something!
May be a few days.....
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valleylynn
Feb 26, 2013 1:25 PM CST

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It will be so helpful to others facing the same problem. Thumbs up
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Eviesmummy
Feb 26, 2013 2:53 PM CST
I hope it didn't get all of them (((hugs)))
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crittergarden
Feb 26, 2013 4:34 PM CST
No, but I've been wondering why they weren't multiplying for me!
Sad
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gg5
Feb 27, 2013 1:27 AM CST
Sorry to hear this CG! Sad There seem to be lots of this type of story on ATP lately Thumbs down
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crittergarden
Feb 27, 2013 4:36 AM CST
Thanks.
BTW the squirrel is after the ones in a pot in the BACK and the ones you just sent go in the FRONT.
Squirrels haven't discovered those yet.
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Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Feb 27, 2013 1:28 PM CST
Haha, I wasn't (too) worried! Life is life, and one never knows! These plants are all about "letting go" for me - since I don't have to rely on them for any specific need - food or flowers, whatever they give me is a surprise!
So when I sent yours out, I think especially since they were mostly rescued NOIDs I just feel that where ever and however they end up is great!! And, even though I don't love squirrels, I can appreciate that they want a nice treat just like anyone else! Rolling on the floor laughing Semps are their "chocolate" Whistling
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Feb 27, 2013 2:47 PM CST

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Actually semps are not a food of choice for squirrels or deer. They only seem to eat them when there isn't enough of their normal food available.
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gingin
Feb 27, 2013 3:42 PM CST
My stupid squirrels eat hot peppers, but are afraid of sunflower heads...go figure Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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goldfinch4
Feb 27, 2013 4:00 PM CST

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Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing They do sound pretty stupid!
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crittergarden
Feb 27, 2013 4:16 PM CST
gg5 said:Haha, I wasn't (too) worried! Life is life, and one never knows! These plants are all about "letting go" for me - since I don't have to rely on them for any specific need - food or flowers, whatever they give me is a surprise!
So when I sent yours out, I think especially since they were mostly rescued NOIDs I just feel that where ever and however they end up is great!! And, even though I don't love squirrels, I can appreciate that they want a nice treat just like anyone else! Rolling on the floor laughing Semps are their "chocolate" Whistling


Greg, we have similar attitudes!
SHOW ME YOUR CRITTERS! I have a critter page over at Cubits. http://cubits.org/crittergarden/thread/view/73275/
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Feb 27, 2013 7:01 PM CST
I thought we may!! I tip my hat to you. Big Grin
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling

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