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Jul 20, 2015 4:13 PM CST
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Name: Kevin Smith
INDIANA (Zone 5b)
I live in a sub division with another sub division just north of us and is separated by a good many trees. At least 1 deer made it into my yard (jumped picket fence) and ate all the buds off several favorite daylilys. Had to be deer because these scapes are too tall for rabbits and there was no damage lower down on the plant.
So i am sad and steaming mad right about now and wondering should i buy deer repellant or does someone else have an idea?
I might try wind chimes tonight. We live on the edge of the city and you would be surprised where you find them. Right now i just love deer hunters. Kill more please.
Jul 20, 2015 5:56 PM CST
Name: Char
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We were just talking about ways to keep deer out of the garden a few weeks ago. Here's a link to the thread....

The thread "What works to deter deer?" in Daylilies forum

Hope you can find something that works!
Jul 20, 2015 7:30 PM CST
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Name: Kevin Smith
INDIANA (Zone 5b)
Thanks Char. I bought some liquid fence to night in granular form but i am also going to leave the patio light on tonight and another suggestion was use shiny pie pans on long garden poles. I just happen to have some garden poles (me being a gardener and all) now i just need some foil pans.
I have never had this problem of keeping Bambi at bay for 11 years we have been here. We had a bush eaten on 5 years ago but it was winter time and in front of the house where no fence is. We have a nice looking white vinyl fence and he must have made it in okay but on the way out he took off the top piece of one vertical slat which just snaps back on. Its a cheap fence only designed to keep our 25lb. Cockapoo inside of it. Deer could do a lot of damage to it so in that regards we got lucky.
Jul 21, 2015 5:24 PM CST
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Deer can easily jump fences that are under 8 feet tall. Good Luck!
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Jul 22, 2015 6:46 AM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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I have a cottage in northern Michigan and we have deer issues. We go up there for a week every month. Last month I went and bought some Deer Be Gone to try and I sprayed all of my daylilies thoroughly. We went up last week and none of my daylilies were touched so it evidently deterred them. It smells like it is made from cinnamon and cloves. So, I would give it a try and see if it works for you.
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