Deer eating the Rose's

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Deer eating the Rose's

Post by jeff » Fri, 16 May 1997 04:00:00



Every morning about 2am, the Deer head to the rose Garden for a late night
snack.. It seems like my wife plants new rose bushes, the next morning
there's nothing left!! I yell at them, and they look at me.. (other than
shooting them!) Is there anything I can do about this?...

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Deer eating the Rose's

Post by Lynne Sveinbjornso » Tue, 20 May 1997 04:00:00


On Vancouver Island, we have a real deer problem, they eat anything and
everything but especially roses. I have been using a water scarecrow. It
emits a jet of water whenever it senses movement nearby, so far, it has
worked better than anything else but I think if you are on an ancient
deer trail there isn't much you can do other than fence or plant what
they don't like to eat. Hope this helps.

 
 
 

Deer eating the Rose's

Post by cliff bingha » Tue, 20 May 1997 04:00:00


This works for me:
DEER REPELLANT

Get the hottest peppers available, I use dried Habaneros as they are
readily available in the local Supermarket.  

Bottle of a commercial product called Hinder.

Palmolive Dish Washing Liquid

Two one Gallon Plastic Ice Cream pails with covers or similar
containers.

Put a couple handfuls of the peppers in each container, fill with water
and let stand in the sun for 7 days, just like making sun ice tea.  

After 7 days or as soon as it really begins to smell bad, strain off
about 2-3 quarts of the liquid and put it in your pump up sprayer,
refill the bucket with water and after the second or third time you use
it add some more peppers, don't bother throwing the old ones out just
keep adding to the mixture, the worse it gets the betters it works.  Add
1/4 - 1/2  cup of Hinder and a couple of tablespoons of Palmolive
liquid.  Fill the sprayer with water.

Spray all the plants you want to protect to the point of run off once a
week or after a heavy rain.  .  
I also use this on vegetables with no noticeable taste once they are
washed.  I usually just give them a light misting but it still works.
Things like tomatoes can be sprayed heavily on the foliage with out any
concern.  As a side benefit, some organic solutions for common garden
pests include the same pepper ingredients.  I have used this on
everything in the yard and garden with no side effects to me or the
plants, except when standing down wind and spraying and then it will
take your breath away.  

Switch from one bucket to the other every week and you will always have
a supply of spray.

If this works for you please let me know.  

Good Luck

cliff bingham

Quote:

> Every morning about 2am, the Deer head to the rose garden for a late night
> snack.. It seems like my wife plants new rose bushes, the next morning
> there's nothing left!! I yell at them, and they look at me.. (other than
> shooting them!) Is there anything I can do about this?...

> --
> The opinions expressed in this message are my own personal views
> and do not reflect the official views of Microsoft Corporation

 
 
 

Deer eating the Rose's

Post by Dennis Mathias » Wed, 21 May 1997 04:00:00




Quote:
>Every morning about 2am, the Deer head to the rose garden for a late night
>snack.. It seems like my wife plants new rose bushes, the next morning
>there's nothing left!! I yell at them, and they look at me.. (other than
>shooting them!) Is there anything I can do about this?...

In order of usefulness:  1) Fence 2) Sprays 3) Scent
deterrents.  If they're this tame they're probably seriously
over populated (they overcome their natural fears when they
have to come too close to find any food).  If they get
hungry enough they'll ignore everything including electric
shock, bitter tastes (they'll even eat iris), poison foliage
and getting "shot" with jets of water.  The survival
instinct is very strong.  Fencing or wraping target plants
in wire mesh (poultry wire netting) is about all that will
work at this point.  For a discussion of this and lists of
resistant plants go to:
         http://www.borg.com/~dennis/deer.html

Dennis Mathiasen
Central NY Zone 4b

 
 
 

Deer eating the Rose's

Post by Christine A. Owen » Wed, 21 May 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> Every morning about 2am, the Deer head to the rose garden for a late night
> snack.. It seems like my wife plants new rose bushes, the next morning
> there's nothing left!! I yell at them, and they look at me.. (other than
> shooting them!) Is there anything I can do about this?...

Well, the local deer population seems to have an intense aversion to Jontue.  Mix 4 oz
of the cologne with 1 gallon of water, and spray.  Refresh every few weeks, or after a
rain.

Chris Owens

 
 
 

Deer eating the Rose's

Post by MaryS131 » Tue, 03 Jun 1997 04:00:00


I had the same problem.  I use Irish Spring soap tied up next to my roses.
 I have not had any problem with the deer when the soap is up but I have
had a problem with some critter eating on the soap and if it should fall
to the ground it disappears.  
I have watched the deer smell at it and leave the roses.
Any ideas what would eat Irish Spring soap?

 
 
 

Deer eating the Rose's

Post by lea.. » Tue, 03 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> I had the same problem.  I use Irish Spring soap tied up next to my roses.
>  I have not had any problem with the deer when the soap is up but I have
> had a problem with some critter eating on the soap and if it should fall
> to the ground it disappears.
> I have watched the deer smell at it and leave the roses.
> Any ideas what would eat Irish Spring soap?No idea what might eat Irish Spring, but I have found something that

works to deter deer as well and is easier to use than the soap. I blend 2
to 3 eggs (I save my old eggs for this purpose) in a gallon of water and
then sprinkle on the roses. Works great and lasts for weeks. Good Luck
 
 
 

Deer eating the Rose's

Post by MRed » Wed, 04 Jun 1997 04:00:00


mice eat my lava soap under the sink...so i bet it is mice eating the
irish spring!!!
I'm going to go dig in the mud!!
Marla