Last week, I shared that something had been eating the blooms off my petunias, and that I had started using crushed red pepper in addition to Liquid
Stench Fence to help deter the critters.
That combo seems to be working.
I’ve also now begun adding a little cayenne pepper to the mix. And I have petunias again.
These pink ones were never affected (perhaps they’re a different flavor?), but I also doused them with my new concoction, as well as the budding white glad there to the right. Deer just love glads.
While I was at it, I also used the SSS (stinky spicy stuff) on these pots of petunias and sweet potato vines. Yes, they’re on the front porch, but you may recall that a deer recently climbed the steps to our deck, so I don’t put anything past those rascals.
Although I haven’t seen any signs that deer find this begonia appetizing, I’m not taking any chances. It’s also getting the SSS.
So far, so good. Hopefully the deer/rabbits/whatever won’t develop a taste for the SSS; if so I’ll be looking to change the recipe.
Ah…..the challenges of a wannabe gardener in the summertime…..
~These Days Of Mine~
Where does the time go? It’s Friday again, so here are five random thoughts for today:
1.) Earlier this week, we had dark clouds late in the day, then the sun came out in time to set. That always makes for dramatic photo opportunities.
2.) Motor Man took this picture of Gypsy yesterday. When I forwarded it to Marshall, I commented that she looks so mellow. Or drunk.
3.) “Something” has cut off the blooms on my petunias. I have my doubts that it was deer, since I’ve been faithfully spraying Liquid
Stench Fence. So I’m trying something new: crushed red pepper, along with the Liquid Fence. That little cocktail should deter anyone.
4.) And I’m sharing a couple more photos from our train ride weekend. You may recall Barn Charm, a blog challenge where we shared photos of barns. We saw this charmer during the train ride, and I thought of Barn Charm. I sure miss it.
5.) And last but not least, a couple more photos from our weekend. As we were having lunch at a cafe next to the train station last Sunday, we heard a vehicle approaching. It was an unmistakable rumble, and we waited:
Did you notice the passenger? Yes, it’s real. And he was having a ball. It isn’t often you see a dog…wearing goggles….riding in a roadster. Here’s your smile for the day.
~These Days Of Mine~