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by Bluebonnet on February 20, 2004 06:34 AM
Our property borders a state reservoir and we were considering planting a natural border of plants to discourage deer from entering. Thought we would take advantage of the real estate on the State's side [Wink] and plant some thorny bushes. We were thinking about raspberrys etc? Any thoughts?

Thanks,
by weezie13 on February 20, 2004 04:17 PM
Hello BlueBonnet, [flower]
I am putting a link here to a gardeners post about deers and some things we talked about.
Mostly for feeding, or should I say not to feed them, some links were given, to here on the GARDEN HELPER and a bunch of other links else to also help with some answers...

Here's the link.... Link to other deer discussions

That'll get you started with some reading..
Bill's got alot of reading in the one I posted in the other post.

Can you tell us about the amount of area you'd be covering??
Do deers come in now???
Do you have anything already there now??

There's a list of food the deers do like, that may keep them there instead of where you are.
I'll go see if that was posted on the other link, if not, I"ll go find it!!

Weezie [gabby]

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by Bluebonnet on March 02, 2004 10:06 PM
Weezie,

Thanks for the information. I'll do some reading and get back with any questions. In answer to your questions; The side we are considering covering is approx 250 feet long. We may plant as deep into the area as needed but the planting would need to appear natural (state protected land). The deer do come in now. There is some existing brush on the other side of the stone wall (where we would want to plant) but there is room to fill in. The location would receive morning sun but would be shaded in the afternoon.

Thanks again for the links and we will review the information.

Regards,
Jeff
by weezie13 on March 16, 2004 07:22 PM
Bluebonnet,
I've been doing some reading and came acrossed this. It's local here for me, (*well, 60 miles North of me) but they have a terrible problem with deer up there. NO hunting and accidents golore, from cars to home windows....

Amherst's Deer

There's a few things of what they've tried...
Might help, but be repeats from other info, but
worth a shot!!

Weezie

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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