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Cinta
Oct 18, 2013 7:49 PM CST
Not me but some critter.

This year I started begging you all for Semps because when I moved I thought I had killed them all. I moved a entire hillside of semps to my new house. It never occurred to me that a critter was eating them.

The ones that I received this year I had in box planters until they got growing good. Some I had planned to use in my projects and some I was going to use in my cactus succulent garden. I went out to check on them and noticed that the boxes were kind of thin. Then the next time I checked more were gone.

Soooooo Now I am going to use all of them in projects. If they are up high and in pictures I assume they will not disappear unless it is squirrels. I do not know what eats Semps.

It is strange because all the sedum I moved from the old house is never eaten so I thought the Semps were dying but now I know something ate every last one of them.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Oct 19, 2013 1:08 PM CST
Oh I'm sorry to hear this Thumbs down Are you in an area that have deer? Sorry you lost so many plants Sad I hope that using them in projects helps - it sounds like a logical idea! Group hug
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Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Oct 19, 2013 6:07 PM CST
Yes I have Deer that think my garden is the local 5 star restaurant. But the area by the mudroom is deer free. They do not come that close to the house. Plus I never see any damage to any other plants in that area.

That is why I am thinking something small.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Oct 19, 2013 7:25 PM CST
Sorry - I know its crappy to lose so many plants!! Thumbs down I hope you figure out the mystery! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 19, 2013 7:32 PM CST

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Do any of the show some kind of damage, or are they just gone?
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Oct 19, 2013 7:33 PM CST
Cinta maybe you have a neighbor who loves semps (not to eat!) if someone shows up with really pretty new semps in their yard, I guess you'll know Hilarious! Whistling
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Oct 20, 2013 5:26 AM CST
Yeah, Greg may be on to something; nothing like free semps...
Hopefully that's not the case.... Smiling
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Cinta
Oct 20, 2013 8:16 PM CST
Lynn they are just gone no nibble just gone. I moved them in the back on the patio. The stealing continued. This is definitely a animal and I think it is a small animal. Small animal would take one or two as a meal. So far it looks like I have at least one of each that I received. The little bugger is tasting to see which ones he likes best.

Nope definitely not a neighbor. I am on 4 acres and pretty isolated. My neighbors have about the same amount of land. If they came on the property I would see them or my dog would eat them. I have a Mastiff police trained guard dog. Hilarious! She only likes me, my daughter, the bird, and the cat. Anyone else is a meal.

This is really strange all my tender succulents are in the same place and not a one of those are touched.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 20, 2013 8:18 PM CST

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No foot prints of critters in the soil?

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twitcher
Oct 20, 2013 9:02 PM CST
How about anchoring some sheets of cardboard around where you have the plants and spreading a thin layer of fine sand over them. If its a small animal, then you should see the sand disturbed and maybe some footprints on the next visit.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Oct 20, 2013 9:11 PM CST
Cinta I was joking about the neighbors...it is a mystery! Your dog sounds ...intersting! Whistling
I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 20, 2013 10:02 PM CST

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Great idea twit. Any little creature would end up leaving tracks in the sand.

Hope you can do this Cinta. It would be so much fun to see if something leaves a trail.
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Cinta
Oct 23, 2013 8:23 PM CST
I am betting it is the groundhog but I would think he would eat more than a few here and there. It is strange. I think it is small because the patio is deck high and the deer never come up. The only thing I see on the patio is chipmunks, I saw a possum once.

The only way I have been able to stop the feeding is put them up on a table.
Greg.......
Your dog sounds ...interesting!
Yes she is my baby sweet as can be until she sees a stranger. But I have to have protection. Hilarious!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 23, 2013 8:31 PM CST

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I have never been afraid of being home alone. Dogs are the best alarm system you can have. They do not malfunction if the power goes out. Green Grin!
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Cinta
Oct 23, 2013 9:00 PM CST
Lynn I have never been afraid either. But I am a bit isolated so I thought I might need something.

My city is very safe and the area I live in is safe but I am the product of a Police officer Dad that said I should always have protection. We always had a dog growing up and I love dogs. This is the first time I had one trained specifically for protection.

She is the family pet along with the cat and Bird. The cat thinks he is head of security. He sits by the front window the dog sleeps at the back of the house. He is funny if he sees some thing he runs hit the dog on the head and they both go off running and barking. Yes the cat barks he is confused he thinks he is a dog.
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If the dog barks at the back the cat goes running for the back so they can protect the area. After they feel the situation is contained they part and go into their respected area of guard.

My problem is they ignore all wildlife that eat my plants.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 23, 2013 9:55 PM CST

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I would not want to be alone without a dog. I totally agree with you.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Oct 24, 2013 12:14 AM CST
Cinta that is so funny!!! I love interspecies connections! Your cat sure sou Thumbs up nds funny! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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