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Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
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cybersix
Aug 12, 2016 2:49 AM CST
Gleni, I'd like to be a real hoarder but this little garden won't allow me!

Larry, many thanks, I have to say I was really pleased when we dug them and I could see how well they were. The blooming plant has been planted at my friend's garden but still I don't know if it's doing well or not, mine (I had two fans) is in bloom today.
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Aug 12, 2016 6:43 AM CST
Healthy looking for sure. If I were your friend I would be ecstatic !
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Name: Glen Ingram
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Gleni
Aug 12, 2016 7:36 AM CST
Well, I have had some of my space problems solved. I was away late afternoon and went down to my garden tonight to check the water was off. By torchlight I noticed that about 30 of my seedlings were gone, including precious ones raised from seed from the US. As well, several cultivars had been shredded. I won't know the full extent of the damage till daylight but it is not good. It seems a flock of Sulfur-crested Cockatoos went through the garden in the hour I was out. The worse thing is that they were not even eating them. They just destroy things sometimes. I am sad.
The problem is that when you are young your life it is ruined by your parents. When you are older it is ruined by your children.
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Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 6b)
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Barbalee
Aug 12, 2016 8:27 AM CST
That's horrible, Glen! Grumbling
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Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Aug 12, 2016 8:33 AM CST
Oh no. That is so disheartening. I am so sorry Crying
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Name: Judy
Louisiana (Zone 9b)
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judydu2
Aug 12, 2016 8:48 AM CST
Gleni said:Well, I have had some of my space problems solved. I was away late afternoon and went down to my garden tonight to check the water was off. By torchlight I noticed that about 30 of my seedlings were gone, including precious ones raised from seed from the US. As well, several cultivars had been shredded. I won't know the full extent of the damage till daylight but it is not good. It seems a flock of Sulfur-crested Cockatoos went through the garden in the hour I was out. The worse thing is that they were not even eating them. They just destroy things sometimes. I am sad.


Sorry to hear this.
Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Aug 12, 2016 9:43 AM CST
Glen - so sorry to hear! I have raccoons that dig the plant out and leave it next to the hole. Hopefully you can salvage at least something out of it. Sad
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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Aug 12, 2016 10:14 AM CST
Glen, that is horrible! Crying Group hug Group hug Group hug Did they leave any of the crown that could be replanted? Crossing Fingers!
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Name: Regina
Warrenville, SC (Zone 8a)
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scflowers
Aug 12, 2016 3:41 PM CST
Sorry to hear, Glen. I had to battle with crows earlier this season and dealing with problem birds is difficult when you want to keep the good ones around!

I made these fancy ( Rolling on the floor laughing ) bird-scarers to put in the garden. They clank like mad when there's a breeze, and the crows hate them. The hummingbirds have been oblivious to them though, which I am thankful for. I drew a face on it with a paint pen so if there was no wind they had an angry 'face' staring at them Hilarious! They have not been back since I put these up.

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I don't know if it would work for cockatoos, but it didn't cost much to make them, nor did it take much time...might be worth a try.

Hope the damage isn't too horrible. Group hug
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Aug 12, 2016 7:50 PM CST
So sorry to hear this, Glen! I would be very sad too Sad
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Aug 12, 2016 7:53 PM CST
Thanks for the good cheer everyone. Smiling

Regina that is an excellent idea. I will try it.

The final count this morning was 17 seedlings gone: dismembered and spread throughout the garden. But I may have saved another 8 hopefully from regrowth from the crown.

The problem is that when you are young your life it is ruined by your parents. When you are older it is ruined by your children.
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Aug 13, 2016 7:32 AM CST
That's awful Glen. So sorry for losing all of your seedlings. Sighing!
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Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
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Polymerous
Aug 13, 2016 3:28 PM CST
I'm so sorry for your loss; I hope you can re-grow the ones that you saved.
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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Aug 13, 2016 11:21 PM CST
Glen - Group hug
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Aug 14, 2016 2:23 AM CST
Thank you all kindly. The cockatoos came back today but I was there waiting. We screeched at each other. They are formidable to look upon but I was firm.
The problem is that when you are young your life it is ruined by your parents. When you are older it is ruined by your children.
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
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Polymerous
Aug 14, 2016 2:27 AM CST
Gleni said:Thank you all kindly. The cockatoos came back today but I was there waiting. We screeched at each other. They are formidable to look upon but I was firm.


I would laugh, except that losing seedlings is no laughing matter. But...

... * giggle *

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Aug 14, 2016 9:41 AM CST
That would be rather amusing to be up against this family/flock of cockatoos! Wildlife can be most destructive though, so no laughing matter in that respect. I hope they get your message ASAP, Glen!
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Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
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cybersix
Aug 14, 2016 9:56 AM CST
Sorry for the disaster Glen!
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Name: Regina
Warrenville, SC (Zone 8a)
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scflowers
Aug 14, 2016 11:29 AM CST
Gleni said:Thank you all kindly. The cockatoos came back today but I was there waiting. We screeched at each other. They are formidable to look upon but I was firm.


This made me laugh so hard that my family wanted to know what I was looking at!!
My brother had a pet cockatoo that was completely destructive, so I can only imagine what the wild ones can do. They could be dangerous too, so watch out! Make one of my pie-plates to use as a mask and put it on while you're screeching. Don't forget to flap your arms up and down too Rolling on the floor laughing

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Sorry to make light of the situation but sometimes if you don't laugh, you might cry...I hope they find a new place soon.
Name: Mayo
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Mayo62
Aug 14, 2016 2:02 PM CST
Glen - it must be awfull to risk your seedlings everytime you leave the house.. Crying

I don't know how big and dangerous those cockatoos are, but is there no way to make a wired cage or something to protect you baby-plants? It may be unsightly, but it would be temporary until the plants are big enough


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