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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

February 20, 2009
2:13 PM

Post #6164437

Neighborhood hoolygans...STINKIN' SQUIRRELS! They've tore up my gnome garden again! They've tossed the gnomes out into the yard,kicked over the table,tossed and bent the garden fencing up and even ripped the roof off the little house I made from a terra cotta pot and roofinf shingles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm constantly making repairs on my gnome garden.ARGH!!!


Peggy

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Willowwind2
Union, WA
(Zone 8b)

February 20, 2009
11:56 PM

Post #6167081

That is so sad. I have a gnome I will build a home for this summer. His name is Thoughtnot.

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Willowwind2
Union, WA
(Zone 8b)

February 21, 2009
12:01 AM

Post #6167109

This is the site I've chosen.

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

February 21, 2009
11:37 AM

Post #6168686

they're like school yard bullies picking on the geeky kids. My poor lil gnomes are only about 6 inches tall so they chunk them every where. They must be on steroids too...look how bent up that one piece of fencing is...and the roofing shingle is torn in half.


Nice spot for Mr. Thoughtnot. He ought to be real happy there.

Peggy

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 22, 2009
11:45 AM

Post #6172728

love that stained glass fairy WW
seedpicker_TX
(Taylor) Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 22, 2009
11:56 AM

Post #6172747

Sorry to hear they did this. It may have even been a raccoon?

How about sprinkling cayene pepper on it, next time you get it back in order? I hear that is a good deterrent

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 22, 2009
12:03 PM

Post #6172761

liquid fence might work as well
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

February 22, 2009
3:32 PM

Post #6173306

I don't think they like the gnomes in their neighborhood. Lots of squirrels in that big ole oak tree even though my husband "thins them out" every squirrel season.

I may have some cayene pepper in my spice rack.
goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 23, 2009
4:55 PM

Post #6178422

Oh Peggy, what a bummer. Squirrels can be soooo distructive. I finally quit feeding birds because it also brought in squirrels and they wrecked so much stuff.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

February 24, 2009
12:31 PM

Post #6182136

I finally found places for my feeders so they couldn't get to them. Maybe they're beating up my gnomes in retaliation...LOL
goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 24, 2009
12:41 PM

Post #6182158

It wouldn't surprise me!
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

February 25, 2009
11:21 AM

Post #6187447

they're fun to watch but boy are the destructive.
PrimroseSue
Medway, MA
(Zone 5b)

March 23, 2009
7:04 PM

Post #6308872

Peggy, the good thing is they don't know who they're dealing with. I'm glad your husband "thins them out" - I keep saying I'm gonna get a BB gun just for the fun of it. (I think I'm what might be called a "Redneck Yankee"!)

How have things been since you first posted this?
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 24, 2009
10:27 AM

Post #6311719

Still a mess...I haven't gotten around to cleaning it up and putting it back together. I'm trying to figure out how to secure them into the ground.
PrimroseSue
Medway, MA
(Zone 5b)

March 24, 2009
1:12 PM

Post #6312169

Oh, wouldn't it be great if there were squirrel-sized mines to hide in your yard? LOL!
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 24, 2009
1:44 PM

Post #6312293

my dogs don't like them but they run thur the gnome home chasing them up the tree so no help there.

wren107

wren107
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 7, 2009
12:40 AM

Post #6514562

Hi I just found the forum. But in another one I read that Vicki vapor rub will keep Squirrels away from feeders so it should work for this also.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 7, 2009
1:10 AM

Post #6514745

really... wow

wren107

wren107
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 7, 2009
1:24 AM

Post #6514838

Here is the thread I am trying it, http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/983624/

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 7, 2009
1:55 AM

Post #6514989

worth a shot... thanks!
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

May 7, 2009
11:00 AM

Post #6516046

they;ve decided,they've had enough fun with my gnome garden and have moved on to the bird feeders. Wonder if Vick would bother the birds?

Peggy

wren107

wren107
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 7, 2009
9:38 PM

Post #6518679

No I think most birds do not have a since of smell, just do not put it right where the birds will stand. I put it on the pole and around the feeder lower down.m I will let you know tomorrow if it does work. Been gone today.

Sandy
bugme
Barnesville, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 7, 2009
11:48 PM

Post #6519172

bigred, I've seen birdhouse folks say to use vaseline inside the birdhouse to keep out wasps so, it must not be a problem for the birds although I would think it better to place either inside on the back of the house or maybe on the base. Also, they say to use a bit of sulphur inside to keep away the mites. As to those "hooligans" whatever you can think of to keep them away...rascals!

wren107

wren107
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 8, 2009
12:05 AM

Post #6519234

Well it looks like it keeps the Squirrels away for the feeders, but I was not home so I do not know if they birds came to the feeders or not. Will have to keep an eye out tomorrow.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

May 8, 2009
10:48 AM

Post #6520723

I've used vaseline on the ropes(or chains) that my hummingbird feeders hang from to keep te ants out.

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