[NAFEX] daffodils around trees

Ginda Fisher list at ginda.us
Wed Mar 25 08:46:43 EDT 2009


Daffodils spread their roots in the late fall.  If their roots are as 
bitter and toxic as the bulbs, I suppose that might discourage burrowing 
critters in general.
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Ginda

...... Original Message .......
On Tue, 24 Mar 2009 14:16:12 -0700 (PDT) Melissa Kacalanos 
<mijwiz at yahoo.com> wrote:
>Planting a ring of Dafs around the base of fruit trees is an old 
permaculture trick to keep mice and other varmints from chewing on the bark 
in winter.
>
>That sounds interesting. Is there any research to back this up? I'm having 
trouble imagining how daffodils could do anything in winter, when their 
leaves are long gone.
>
>For those who do this, how far from the trunk should the ring be?
>
>Melissa
>
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