Another rehab

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  1. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    We used to have a row of yews along the front of our property, along the road. Every winter, the deer would eat them to the nubbin. Every year those poor yews have looked more and more bedraggled and have been slower and slower to recover during the growing season.

    This year, I thought: ENOUGH! Out they go!! Unfortunately I neglected to take photos of the row of deer eaten yews, but I will show you all what I do have.

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    Pile of discarded yews, ready for burning ( photo / image / picture from Cayuga Morning's Garden )

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    Deer eaten yew, poor thing ( photo / image / picture from Cayuga Morning's Garden )





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    "Out d**n yew, out!" ( photo / image / picture from Cayuga Morning's Garden )





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    Let's hope the deer don't go for these ( photo / image / picture from Cayuga Morning's Garden )





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    Layer of compost, new plants. It is coming together. ( photo / image / picture from Cayuga Morning's Garden )





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    In the foreground is Hakonechloa macra aureola that ha reverted to solid green ( photo / image / picture from Cayuga Morning's Garden )





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    Plants are going it ( photo / image / picture from Cayuga Morning's Garden )





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    Time for the landscape cloth. ( photo / image / picture from Cayuga Morning's Garden )





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    ...stay tuned for more developments! ( photo / image / picture from Cayuga Morning's Garden )
     
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  3. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    I feel sorry for your poor yew CM. However I'm interested to see how the new planting comes along. Be sure to update us!
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    That must have been quite a job getting those yew out. The new planting is looking good and will be even better once it matures. I do hope the deer leave them alone and find something else to munch on.
     
  5. Ronni

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    You've done an amazing job. I can't even imagine all that work!

    I had to laugh at this, though. You snuck a funny in on us, didn't you?

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    "Out d**n yew, out!" ( photo / image / picture from Cayuga Morning's Garden )
     
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  6. Netty

    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Looking good! I do hope your deer have different taste than mine here ... they love my Hostas!
     
  7. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Netty--I hope so too. I chose hostas from my yard that they don't eat. I have also put a monofilament "fence" around the area to scare the deer away. It has worked so far. Can you see the bamboo poles in the last couple of photos? Actually, I just checked, they are not visible. Anyway, the monofilament is strung from pole to pole and encircles the area. I am hoping to keep the area off limits!
     

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