1. i realize this is a nursing forum but my hobby to keep my sanity is being eaten by some unknown creatures. i love to garden to help relax, however something is eating all my flowers both annuals and perenials. i have tried shaking hot sauce on, using dish water, shaking cayanne pepper, and then since i thought it was rabbits i put in marigolds. i just went out to weed and all the marigolds have been eaten. help!! i am losing my sanity!!! my patients need your help. any green thumbs out there?
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  3. by   Berta
    Insects or animals eating your plants? If insects try dried blood from a garden center. Animals- try leaving some orange peels. I've also had luck with dish soap and water. Spray on the plants. Good luck, Berta
  4. by   maureeno
    first you need find out what is eating your plants.
    a neighbor gardener would know what's about in your area...
    if you don't see anything during the day, maybe slugs?
    look underneath any containers
    otherwise a close inspection might reveal bugs, worms or aphids
    are leaves being eaten as well as flowers?
  5. by   kids
    Are they eating them as in gone (animal) or eatting them as making holes (bugs/slugs).

    If they are you have deer?
    BTW I have found NOTHING that keeps rabbits out of my flowers...including fencing...they dug up my potted begonias last year...and stole the tubers.
  6. by   kids
    I've moved this thread to the Break Room so Irish can hopefull get some more suggestions.

  7. by   H ynnoD
    My garden had aphids the other day,I used a bug spray called Diazinon.Kills anything,they don't sell it anymore in California,but maybe where you live they do?The morning after spraying you see dead bugs everywhere,doesn't hurt plants or animals either.
  8. by   BadBird
    Sorry, I wish I could help but I have 2 black thumbs which is why I plant silk flowers outside. At least the critters don't eat them.
  9. by   aimeee
    Do those fake owls help keep the rabbits away? Anybody ever use one of those? We really need to know if we are talking some sort of bug or some sort of larger animal to know what to advise.
  10. by   IRISHBREAD
    it is definitely animals that are eating the plants because they are eating the buds off the plants before they bloom. someone suggested fox urine so i'm going to try that as well. thanks for all your suggestions! my son studing wild life and he going to ask some of the profs there as well. and again thanks! i'll try just about anything.
  11. by   Rustyhammer
    Fox urine??
    Where does one buy fox urine at.
    (and who has the job of cathing those poor foxes?)
  12. by   IRISHBREAD
    your supposed to be able to get it at garden supply stores and don't ask me how they get it. i'll ask when i find it okay.
  13. by   H ynnoD
    Tyranasaurs Rex piss worked in Jurasic Park 3:chuckle