I found it difficult to understand. Yesterday I remarked on how three
primulas in a trough has done so well to survive our winter. They were
in full bloom and about 9" high. Today I looked and there was nothing
left of them. The flowers and the leaves had vanished. The soil is not
disturbed. There is no sign of the remains of the growth.
This might also be co-incidental but a few days ago I found huge digging
in my patio pots. In one pot with a T rose and tulip bulbs something had
dug at least 6" deap and scattered the soil over the patio.
I live in a flat and my "garden" is on the roof, 3 stories high, so it
is unlikely to be cats or fox. The birds that are around most of the
time are seagulls, pigeons and jackdaw.
just curious tony,
you found a huge ?? digging in your patio pots.
as for the birdsi don't think seagulls are into pulling and eating
plants, not so sure pigeons will either they are seed eaters, dunno
about jackdaws dunno what type of bird they are, but if they are
vegetation eaters then maybe not guilty either.
so we need to hear what large something was digging in the pots.
but sounds a little like maybe human intervention?? for a whole plant
to dissapear not many bugs can do that.
grasshoppesmaybe but the whole plant?? leaves yes
On Sun, 13 Mar 2011 14:01:39 +0000, Tony Ellis
Matthew 25:13 KJV
"Watch therefore, for ye know neither
So something cut them off at ground level and removed the plant leaving the
roots, is that right?
I don't share your range of fauna but I very much doubt that this was birds.
It is either a human or an animal with teeth. Examine the stumps closely.
Were they cut or chewed off?
Yes. The roots are undisturbed. The growth was "chewed off". I live in
Cornwall, U.K. so dont have possums. Also no human can get to my "roof
garden" as it's sole access is via a fire escape that runs past my
'David Hare-Scott[_2_ Wrote:
I have had squirrels dig up pots on decks and scatter dirt all over
the place. This time of year is prime time for them..
Can't say about the primulas, though, I have seen whole new-growth
plants vanish early in the spring on the deck.
Oh, indeed it does, but in season, I am liable to have 75 pots and
planters scattered on the decks, hardly manageable with chicken wire.
Still, evil though I believe the squirrels are (and I can relate tales
of their home invasions, too), they do, at times, offer up gifts that
are surprising and rewarding. I have had sunflowers come up all over
the place, and have acquired a couple of nut trees. They trees may
likely never produce, but I love nurturing something that springs up
unplanned and unbidden.
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