I purchased the deer sticks back in March ’08. I just wanted to tell you, I have put in some new plantings, trying to choose things the deer don’t like, but beyond that, my older plantings as well as the new are thriving for the first time. I have one fire bush that has never been able to get to a foot high, even with the plastic mesh; they just pushed it down to get to the leaves. It is now a record two feet high. I also have a beautyberry that was one of their first choices last year, and it is also untouched.
Yesterday I removed the final pieces of plastic mesh and can now enjoy my plants without them looking like they are packed for shipping! I also touched the sticks with the side of my arm in error while weeding, so if it stunned me like that, I can’t imagine how it feels on their tongue!!
Thank you so much for this wonderful product. I will keep you updated as the year progresses.