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Deer Guard

Do the local deer think of your planters as a salad bowl?This eco-friendly "recipe" is made with products you already have in your kitchen, I used it last year and it works great!

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Two problems solved: 1) Modified a deer/rabbit repellent recipe that is cheap to make and has been extremely effective in keeping the critters from eating my tulips. 2) The overpriced deer repellent I used to purchase, was always clogging up the sprayer. Directions: Take a hot needle and poke 20 holes in a milk jug cap. Add 1-egg, 1/2 tsp of Dawn detergent, 1/4 c of veg oil, tsp of hot sauce or cayenne pepper and water to a milk jug. The soap and oil keep keep the pepper on the plant.

Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii (Spurge) Perennial 4' ht., sun to part sun, may reseed but they are easily pulled out, deer-resistant, low water requirements.

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SuperStock - nigella damascena (love-in-a-mist) & alchemilla mollis (lady's mantle). bed with combination planting of blue & yellow/green flowers

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from Sarah Raven

Aquilegia 'Munstead White'

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Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Crowborough' arum lily - Unusual, pure white hood-shaped flowers that are up to 10-15cm (4-6in) long are produced from late spring to mid-summer. It makes a striking architectural clump with lovely arrow-shaped, glossy dark green leaves. It looks great grown beside water as a marginal plant and can be left outside in most frost-prone areas if it is given a deep winter mulch.

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Alchemilla Mollis also known as 'Ladies Mantle'. A superb edging plant for walkways. Use it in combination with purple foliage or flowers.

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