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Old 04-26-2009, 08:14 PM
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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The Swine Flu comment is hilarious............lol

No but seriously it might be either a squirrel or possibly a raccoon?
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Old 04-27-2009, 04:49 PM
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Our resident groundhogs/gophers(not sure of the difference) we caught red handed on our front porch eating the flowers. Ate every single one of them. We have to resort to hanging baskets from now on I guess.
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Old 04-27-2009, 05:37 PM
Location: Cary, NC
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Try spraying them with a mixture of water and hot sauce.
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:18 PM
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Go get some poison and spray on them. Make sure it doesn't kill the flowers though, that'll stop whoever is eating them.

-hopes its not some person-
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Old 04-28-2009, 04:45 AM
Location: Cary
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Originally Posted by KellyCrash View Post
leaves of my annuals have round cut outs in the center of the leaf
I don't know what type of flowers you have out, but I have on rare occasion burned holes in tender leaves by getting water on the leaves during the day, and the water acting as a "magnifying glass". I've done this with a rose and some other plant that I don't recall. A lot of people will claim this is BS, but I've actually done it . . . so there.

Lamishra's advice is good (water and hot sauce). I blend up a few peppers (usually tabasco, because they're juicy) in a quart of water and add a few drop of liquid soap, then put in a spray bottle. Works well for a lot of little pests - not so well for hornworms.

Organocide - an "organic" pest control product that is getting a lot of attention recently (but expensive) is just 5% Sesame oil as the active ingredient and 92% fish oil as the inactive. I'll probably try mixing up some sort of sesame oil concoction this summer and see how it works. It supposedly kills the eggs and larvae of these garden pests, as well as act as a fungicide.
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:48 PM
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i just planted my new garden i have calililes and others but they r leaving my calilies alone but eating everything else im getting frustrated what could it be eating my flowers
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:55 PM
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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what plants? do you have deer? they will eat everything. a bit too early for beetles and the usual suspects. take a picture and post to the gardening forum
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