Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Saving the Mugo


We had a nice little Mugo pine down in the village. Alan bought it for me, and it grew quite nicely. We missed it when we came here, so he planted this one fifteen years ago when we made the Long Lawn.


It has grown and grown and gotten nice and fat. Catbirds, Song Sparrows, and the Willow Flycatchers love it in summer....it makes a fine staging area.

It was thriving....



Until yesterday when it underwent a severe pruning. You could throw a cat through it now if you were so inclined.


You know you have married well when your significant other not only takes a bar of Irish Spring out to hang it for you, but also shaves his head...in the middle of the winter...... and donates all his hair to the deer repellent effort.

Now we wait and see if it all works. If not Jade has a couple of ideas......

5 comments:

Terry and Linda said...

NAUGHTY DEER!!! NAUGHTY!!! You might need to add pee to the mix also! :)

Linda

ellie k said...

You might need to add them to the freezer to keep them out of the tree.

ellie k said...
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Linda said...

I lost mine to a porcupine one year and planted another.....they take a long time to grow and it took one night to destroy....I think we used the same idea as Jade is thinking to get rid of the problem.

threecollie said...

Linda, that is Jade's plan. lol

Ellie, alas the season is over here, so we will have to resort to repellents. I haven't been out yet to see if they came back last night.

Linda, I am not big on ornamental shrubs, but I like this one...and as you say, they take so very long to grow. Dang deer. 300+ acres to chew on and they pick the lawn.