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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by LilyBLily on April 16, 2021, 11:30:29 AM »
I'm always surprised that any neighbor puts out a trash bag that isn't in a can. There are bears nearby, and foxes, and raccoons. Bears could open our trash can; they're pretty smart. I don't think raccoons can because they aren't big enough to get the right grip.

With all the rain we've gotten lately it was easy to hammer bush/tree fertilizer spikes into the ground today but of course I ran out. I think the cost of using the spikes for all our evergreens would be prohibitive. What else can I use? We have Leyland Cypress (bad idea; deer eat them and rub against them), Green Giant Thujas, Azaleas, and a Pyracantha.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by notthatamanda on April 16, 2021, 07:45:36 AM »
We have bear proof trash cans here. There's a marketing oppty it you can do something that is monkey proof.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by Jan Hurst-Nicholson on April 16, 2021, 05:59:20 AM »
Thanks for the suggestion re the monkeys  :icon_cool:. I think they are too clever to be fooled by peppers. Some of my neighbours are still trying to find a way to stop them upturning or taking the lids of the rubbish bins. The monkeys have worked out how to open the handles, and if you put a weight on the lid, like a brick, they just pull the bin over. One resident even put a chain and lock on his bin  Grin. My partner has now got a strap across his bin and it's hooked onto the handle. We'll see how that works. I keep my bin in the laundry so they can't get to it. I just put up with them as we have built on what was their land so we shouldn't complain. But they are rather noisy thundering across the roof and even louder when on the aluminium awning.  :icon_rolleyes: However, they can be cute, especially the younger ones when they play. But you have to watch the older males, who can be aggressive if you try to chase them. :eek:
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by Vijaya on April 16, 2021, 05:09:56 AM »

Aubrey is in training to join the garden gnome guild.

What a CUTIE! I like your birthbath too.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by Vijaya on April 16, 2021, 05:08:39 AM »
The Only Mammals Reckless Enough to Eat Hot Peppers Are Humans and Tree Shrews


I prefer to think that our consumption of hot peppers isn't an indicator of recklessness but rather of enlightenment and sophistication.   :icon_mrgreen:

Yeah! It helps with migraine too.

If you want something stronger, try ghost peppers. We made hot sauce! It's wicked HOT!
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by Jeff Tanyard on April 16, 2021, 04:32:12 AM »
The Only Mammals Reckless Enough to Eat Hot Peppers Are Humans and Tree Shrews


I prefer to think that our consumption of hot peppers isn't an indicator of recklessness but rather of enlightenment and sophistication.   :icon_mrgreen:
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by Post-Crisis D on April 16, 2021, 04:15:37 AM »
Cayenne pepper should work.  It's generally considered hot.  I may be partially desensitized to it by now.  Also good for blood circulation.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by LilyBLily on April 16, 2021, 04:02:52 AM »
I think I have some cayenne red pepper left over from someone who used to put it on pizza, but I'd have to grind it up or use a mortar and pestle. Still, could be doable. That's a hot pepper, right? I avoid all peppers except the red ones in manzanilla olives.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by Post-Crisis D on April 16, 2021, 03:06:12 AM »
I wonder if spraying Lily's garlic powder/egg white mix on them would help you or if the monkeys like garlic.

Utilizing hot peppers might be more effective.

The Only Mammals Reckless Enough to Eat Hot Peppers Are Humans and Tree Shrews
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by notthatamanda on April 16, 2021, 02:51:54 AM »
I wonder if spraying Lily's garlic powder/egg white mix on them would help you or if the monkeys like garlic.
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