Deer - Knowledgebase Question

Berkeley Springs, We
Question by lb6507
June 1, 2009
We planted 72 tullips around our circle garden. This was the first time I planted tullips. They grew nicely and were just about to open when we came out the next morning about 35 had tops eaten off. We have not had deer before but do now. What can I do to prevent them from stealing my hard work? What plants would naturally deter or repel them?

Answer from NGA
June 1, 2009


It could be deer or it could be hungry bunnies. Deer and bunnies rarely eat daffodils but tulips and other delicacies are irresistable to them. You can try applying a deterrent such as Deer Away or Ropel to your garden area, or you may need to make a cylinder or hoop out of chicken wire to protect the newly emerging foliage. Hope this helps!

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