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I've got most of my spring-flowering bulbs planted and some I put in a
week or two ago are through and a few centimetres high already (cheapo
dutch irises at something under 1.50 for 20).

It will be interesting to see how those planted over the weekend
develop (non-cheapo chionodoxa, crocus, dwarf daffodil).

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On 09/10/2017 10:47, Asha Santon wrote:
I've got most of my spring-flowering bulbs planted and some I put in a
week or two ago are through and a few centimetres high already (cheapo
dutch irises at something under 1.50 for 20).


I planted a large net worth of bulbs into 6 very large tubs on Friday.

Something (possibly a fox) dug into every single pot on Sunday night and
most of the bulbs ended up outside of the pot or on the surface of the soil.


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On 2017-10-09 10:30:52 +0000, alan_m said:

On 09/10/2017 10:47, Asha Santon wrote:
I've got most of my spring-flowering bulbs planted and some I put in a
week or two ago are through and a few centimetres high already (cheapo
dutch irises at something under 1.50 for 20).


I planted a large net worth of bulbs into 6 very large tubs on Friday.

Something (possibly a fox) dug into every single pot on Sunday night
and most of the bulbs ended up outside of the pot or on the surface of
the soil.


Nasty. We have issues with cats (one in particular) which we deter
using bamboo barbecue skewers (sharp end into the pot). This has so far
worked well and dissuades them from causing damage without poking their
eyes out (which would be a bit harsh).
I have no idea if that would work with foxes but worth a try. Said
skewers cost about 60 pence for a pack of 100 here and they do not
decay quickly.
My 'good' bulbs went into three pots and are all protected as above.
The cheap ones are in a larger container which is protected by
aluminium bars until the lants are all through.

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On 09/10/2017 11:30, alan_m wrote:
On 09/10/2017 10:47, Asha Santon wrote:
I've got most of my spring-flowering bulbs planted and some I put in a
week or two ago are through and a few centimetres high already (cheapo
dutch irises at something under 1.50 for 20).


I planted a large net worth of bulbs into 6 very large tubs on Friday.

Something (possibly a fox) dug into every single pot on Sunday night and
most of the bulbs ended up outside of the pot or on the surface of the
soil.


I wonder if you used Blood fish and bone or hoof and horn in your
compost mix.
Foxes and badgers sell food so dig looking for it.
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On 2017-10-09 12:27:12 +0000, David said:

On 09/10/2017 11:30, alan_m wrote:
On 09/10/2017 10:47, Asha Santon wrote:
I've got most of my spring-flowering bulbs planted and some I put in a
week or two ago are through and a few centimetres high already (cheapo
dutch irises at something under 1.50 for 20).


I planted a large net worth of bulbs into 6 very large tubs on Friday.

Something (possibly a fox) dug into every single pot on Sunday night
and most of the bulbs ended up outside of the pot or on the surface of
the soil.


I wonder if you used Blood fish and bone or hoof and horn in your compost mix.
Foxes and badgers sell food so dig looking for it.


How much do they get for it :-)

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On 09/10/2017 13:27, David wrote:
On 09/10/2017 11:30, alan_m wrote:
On 09/10/2017 10:47, Asha Santon wrote:
I've got most of my spring-flowering bulbs planted and some I put in
a week or two ago are through and a few centimetres high already
(cheapo dutch irises at something under 1.50 for 20).


I planted a large net worth of bulbs into 6 very large tubs on Friday.

Something (possibly a fox) dug into every single pot on Sunday night
and most of the bulbs ended up outside of the pot or on the surface of
the soil.


I wonder if you used Blood fish and bone or hoof and horn in your
compost mix.
Foxes and badgers sell food so dig looking for it.


Or maybe it used the loose soil as a cue to search for worms?


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On Mon, 9 Oct 2017 15:40:13 +0100, John Williamson
wrote:

On 09/10/2017 13:27, David wrote:
On 09/10/2017 11:30, alan_m wrote:
On 09/10/2017 10:47, Asha Santon wrote:
I've got most of my spring-flowering bulbs planted and some I put in
a week or two ago are through and a few centimetres high already
(cheapo dutch irises at something under 1.50 for 20).

I planted a large net worth of bulbs into 6 very large tubs on Friday.

Something (possibly a fox) dug into every single pot on Sunday night
and most of the bulbs ended up outside of the pot or on the surface of
the soil.


I wonder if you used Blood fish and bone or hoof and horn in your
compost mix.
Foxes and badgers sell food so dig looking for it.


Or maybe it used the loose soil as a cue to search for worms?


for fishing or what?
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On 09/10/2017 17:29, Martin wrote:
On Mon, 9 Oct 2017 15:40:13 +0100, John Williamson
wrote:

On 09/10/2017 13:27, David wrote:
On 09/10/2017 11:30, alan_m wrote:
On 09/10/2017 10:47, Asha Santon wrote:
I've got most of my spring-flowering bulbs planted and some I put in
a week or two ago are through and a few centimetres high already
(cheapo dutch irises at something under 1.50 for 20).

I planted a large net worth of bulbs into 6 very large tubs on Friday.

Something (possibly a fox) dug into every single pot on Sunday night
and most of the bulbs ended up outside of the pot or on the surface of
the soil.


I wonder if you used Blood fish and bone or hoof and horn in your
compost mix.
Foxes and badgers sell food so dig looking for it.


Or maybe it used the loose soil as a cue to search for worms?


for fishing or what?

Fed up with all the Protestants persecuting them and thought they could
do something about it by re instigating the Diet of worms (1521)
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On Mon, 9 Oct 2017 17:50:20 +0100, David wrote:

On 09/10/2017 17:29, Martin wrote:
On Mon, 9 Oct 2017 15:40:13 +0100, John Williamson
wrote:

On 09/10/2017 13:27, David wrote:
On 09/10/2017 11:30, alan_m wrote:
On 09/10/2017 10:47, Asha Santon wrote:
I've got most of my spring-flowering bulbs planted and some I put in
a week or two ago are through and a few centimetres high already
(cheapo dutch irises at something under 1.50 for 20).

I planted a large net worth of bulbs into 6 very large tubs on Friday.

Something (possibly a fox) dug into every single pot on Sunday night
and most of the bulbs ended up outside of the pot or on the surface of
the soil.


I wonder if you used Blood fish and bone or hoof and horn in your
compost mix.
Foxes and badgers sell food so dig looking for it.

Or maybe it used the loose soil as a cue to search for worms?


for fishing or what?

Fed up with all the Protestants persecuting them and thought they could
do something about it by re instigating the Diet of worms (1521)


LOL I made a similar joke this week when somebody said that Dutch food quality
is the effect of puritanical Lutherism.
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