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Protecting Bulbs from Squirrels

By Suga
June 22, 2016

This is my accidental solution to a squirrel problem.

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 21, 2016 6:46 PM CST
Suga, what a creative idea and it really looks nice ... love it!
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CarolineScott
Jun 21, 2016 7:41 PM CST
Would work for magpies too.
They pull begonia tubers right out of planters.
Thanks for the great idea!
Name: Suga
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Suga
Jun 21, 2016 10:02 PM CST
Thanks!! It works really well for me.
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rocklady
Jun 22, 2016 12:31 PM CST
Super idea. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Deebie
Jun 22, 2016 1:15 PM CST
Great idea, especially for some of those flea market finds. Hurray! Hurray!
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ctcarol
Jun 22, 2016 2:30 PM CST
I don't paint mine, but do use them to keep the cats out of my larger pots.
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Marilyn
Jun 22, 2016 5:08 PM CST
Deebie said:Great idea, especially for some of those flea market finds. Hurray! Hurray!


Summer sales might have some available at garden centers too.

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Jun 22, 2016 5:11 PM CST
@Suga

How do you keep them together, so the squirrels don't pull, knock and/or lift the top part off? Confused
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Name: Suga
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Suga
Jun 22, 2016 10:43 PM CST
I haven't had any problems with the squirrels knocking them off or over. But the ones that didn't fit quite so tight I used those things that hold down the soaker hose just because it's what I had around the house. Those worked great
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sallyg
Jun 23, 2016 6:29 AM CST
great idea!
The second one looks like a light fixture cover that I pulled out of a trash can at the park, figuring it could be some part of a bird feeder... Also sort of makes a little cage for propping up stems, might be an added benefit on some plants.
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cwhitt
Jun 23, 2016 8:16 AM CST
Hmmm, that might work for my sweet potatoes also. I grow them on my patio in a big pot. Seems the chipmunks love them. There would still be enough room for the vines to grow through. Hurray!
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Name: Suga
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Suga
Jun 23, 2016 8:35 AM CST
Yes that was my thought when I first put the cage/cover thingy and it did help hold up my daffodils when they bloomed this year. It's a two'fer Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Of course I can't put my hands on a pic right now as I'm outside but i will try to post one later
Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Jun 23, 2016 1:42 PM CST
I saved my cactus garden from squirrels a couple years ago with this very same solution. The squirrels never tried to move the baskets.
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Marilyn
Jun 23, 2016 7:23 PM CST
Thanks Suga!
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sallyg
Jun 24, 2016 7:27 AM CST
Even if the openings are sort of large, I think the squirrels would be afraid to get stuck.
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