Seed Swaps


19 Nov 2011
Overcast 11°C / 52°F

Something is having a field day sneaking around digging in all the fresh soil. The Hostas I recently potted up are having a particularly hard time. I am expecting some casualties.

I suppose I should be grateful it is probably squirrels foraging etc rather than cats finding accommodating toilet facilities.



Have you seen squirrels around your garden? I assumed it was them dug into pots and ate my tulip bulbs a few years back. Haven’t seen any here for a number of years – maybe I’ll risk planting a cob-nut now. Would they sus it out from wherever they are at present I wonder?

Posted on 20 Nov 11 (over 4 years ago)


Folia Helper

United Kingdom8a

The streets are lined with various nut trees so it must be squirrel heaven here. I have to say although they were bounding around a few weeks ago I have not seen many lately … just the telltale signs!

If it’s all quiet around your way then I would get in while I can. We seem to have periods of high population years and then hardly any. I presumed it was the council culling?

Posted on 21 Nov 11 (over 4 years ago)

No squirrels here, but lots of annoying hungry wallabies. It doesn’t really matter what creature it is, it’s just downright disheartening when they play about in your garden. Fingers crossed for those Hostas.

Posted on 21 Nov 11 (over 4 years ago)


Folia Helper

United Kingdom8a

Thanks Bernieh. Fortunately they tend to dig in the same pots so I might lose two or three out of ten which I can handle. I really should try and make them more inacessible. It has been on that long todo list!

I remember wallabies at Great Barrier in NZ. So nice being able to see them (because they are a novelty there) but not enjoying it so much when they become a nuisance. Very much like squirrels really.

Posted on 22 Nov 11 (over 4 years ago)

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