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Squirrels, Tulips And Green Oranges

September 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · Garden Plants, Gardening News

Tulip, 2005 Floriade, Canberra

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It’s time to start thinking about planting bulbs to flower in the spring, but if like most of us you have squirrels in the area, you need to plan how you can protect the bulbs. I found this article by Ciscoe Morris writing in the Seattle Times in which he suggests various ways to safeguard your tulips. I was interested by his first suggestion that you should plant tulip bulbs twelve inches deep. I heard of this many years ago and tried it myself for several years. The idea was not to deter squirrels, but to allow you to leave the tulip bulbs in the ground after they had finished flowering and then plant summer bedding on top. This worked well for me in my previous garden, but now I just plant tulips in containers. I have to cover these with chicken wire to stop the squirrels digging up the bulbs, but luckily they do not nibble the growing plants. Read more..

“What Are Those Weird Green Brain Fruit Anyway?” was enough to peek my curiousity as did the picture of this weird softball-sized green fruit. It seems that despite their green color, they’re oranges. Osage oranges, to be specific. Read more..

Vertical gardening is all the rage these days. We have wall plantings, window farms and now you can find instructions on how to turn your old ties into vertical gardens. Read more..

And finally here’s one of those good ideas that seem so sensible, but do we actually get round to putting it into practice? A simple garden plant organizer that would be so useful provided you make the effort to create it. Read more..


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