I have been trying for 10 years to plant flowers and such on the ground level of my home, without success due to the deer eating or trying out everything I plant.
This summer I tried a recipe that was given to me to make a deer repellent and it has been effective. For the first time I have lovely plants and flowers blooming on the ground level and since it has been such a success, I thought I should share it with everyone so that they can do the same. It has even worked on vegetables. So here it is:
10 drops of clove oil
1/2 teaspoon of dish soap
1/2 teaspoon of vegetable oil
1/2 cup of milk
Whisk all of this together and add 1/2 gallon of water. Put in spray bottle (after making the opening on the bottom of the spray part larger, as the egg will clog it up) and spray plants with it. Use again after a hard rain or on new growth. I usually spray once per week and the leftovers can be kept in the fridge.
Hope this is a help to gardeners.
Lisa Ward, Florence