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Unusual holes

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 11:24

Thanks all for the help, the cat litter sounds good will try that first and the sand one too. I have put traps down but they just dig round them (too clever for me). Will try poison as a last resort as I don't want any bodies being eaten by birds or cats. Will plant my new large bulbs in baseless pots and hope this is enough to put them off otherwise they'll just think it's dinner time. Thanks again.

Unusual holes

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 23:04

Hi, I'm hoping someone has some advice.

A creature(s) is making tunnels under my plants and has eaten all my big allium bulbs including my lovely Mount Everest ones. The holes are approx 3-4cm and it's not moles as there are no hills and I've experienced what they can do. I would like to get rid of whatever it is. I don't really want to use poisons as my cat is a hunter although she's not showing much interest in helping.

Thanks

Acanthus Mollis

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 10:33

Thanks for replies, and I'm happy that at least Lorelei has flowers as they are so striking. Have wondered about restricting the root system if only to prevent it from invading but after 3 years it might be too late. Have been reading through many gardening books to see if giving them a hard time might work but no-one mentioned it.  A.T. says they take their time to settle in. Will ask the experts at Tatton Show (can't wait love it) and post their view. 

Acanthus Mollis

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 12:19

I planted an Acanthus Mollis at the back of a raised bed 3 years ago. The soil is free draining but good structure and the border gets morning and early afternoon sun. The plant seems healthy with lots of leaves, yet it has never flowered and there are no signs of emerging flower bracts this year. Last year I was told it could be slugs so I pelleted the centre of the plant this spring. I would love it to flower, please can anyone help. 

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No flowering bracts 
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