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Post by Balinbear on 26th August 2012, 07:47

This quote probably explains why:

Granny: Elly May done popped the buttons off her shirt again.
Jed Clampett: Elly May carries herself proud with her shoulders throwed back.
Granny: It ain't her shoulders that have been poppin' these buttons.
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 26th August 2012, 08:34

This is the thing about this forum, we digress from Possums to Elle Mays body, some fun and sharing of our knowledge, whether it be vast or minor, I call it friendship in Cyberspace with a capital F.
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Post by Guest on 26th August 2012, 08:47

roflmao @ Dave

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Post by lildeb on 1st September 2012, 18:36

Never can have too much of either fun or friendship Roseman!
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Post by silkyfizz on 1st September 2012, 20:37

Here I was having a giggle at you guys yesterday, but today I'm steaming! This morning I discovered my newly planted roses, that were shooting so well and looked so healthy, all chomped up! Few scattered leaves around. As I'm in downtown suburbia, it could only be possums, which we have many of, brush-tailed and ringtails. They have never bothered with my roses before. I could just scream!!!!
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 2nd September 2012, 06:19

Nice young fresh feed will bring them every time. We have friends that live in Vic, Mt Waverly and Glen Waverly and another not far from there, name escapes at present, all have that problem, mainly Glen Waverly, so I guess they are fairly common.
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Post by lildeb on 2nd September 2012, 17:54

I spoke to Ma on the phone last night (life-long garden nut), she suggests dusting on and around plants with fine pepper. I guess if it doesn't deter them at least we will be alerted by the sneezing! Thumbsup






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Post by silkyfizz on 2nd September 2012, 18:58

Thanks lildeb, I'll definitely try that! Would the pepper burn the young leaves (what's left of them). I kept sending the dogs out to rustle off any interlopers, but I'll be blowed if I'm going to watch all night. Last night they came back for seconds! They haven't touched my established roses funnily enough, even though they also have young tender foliage. They have never bothered any of my roses before. Very frustrating!
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Post by neptune on 2nd September 2012, 19:05

if the pepper doesn't do the trick, give them a irresitable meal of very hot chillies.....
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Post by silkyfizz on 2nd September 2012, 19:10

Thanks Neptune, I've heard of chillies. Do you just cut up some fresh and smear it on? Doesn't burn the leaves?
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Post by neptune on 2nd September 2012, 19:25

won't burn the leaves as it is organic. As I said make up an appealing meal for it with the hot chillies, so they will take it but won't come back......
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Post by silkyfizz on 2nd September 2012, 19:49

I hope it gives them a godawful stomach ache. Ma Clampett had the right idea, bet she would have used the chillies in the stew to balance that gamey flavour.
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Post by lildeb on 2nd September 2012, 20:03

@ Neptune
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