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10 November 2017 21:03:40

Erythronium 'Pagoda' were some of the bulbs I bought from Mr. Middleton. Today I took the time to wander around the garden. I had planted the Erythroniums almost immediately after they arrived and had them just placed in the Blueberry Bed. Today there was lots of compost scattered over the edge and obviously something has been trying to get at them in their pots. I don't think the amount of compost that has been scattered would be from something as small as a rat or mouse? And I can't see that they would be considered a delicacy by a cat. Can anyone enlighten me, please? I've topped up the compost and brought them closer to the house to keep an eye on them.

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PCON PCON 10 November 2017 21:21:04

Magpies go after my bulbs in pots, Jacinta. Maybe some other birds too.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 10 November 2017 21:48:32

Hmmm, I must be more observant. I didn't think birds would be bothered with them.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 10 November 2017 22:54:25

It could be any animal or bird picking at them over a Period of time.  I put grit on top of the pot and it seems to help.

sallysarah sallysarah 11 November 2017 17:14:53

Could be blackbirds or magpies.  Jacinta, I too like Mary, put a good later of grit on top.


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