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 Use scent to deter foxes


Foxes have a very strong sense of smell and will eat almost anything. Gardens with chickens or rabbits, or bird feeders, accessible pots, and crops are particularly attractive. You can use some scents to deter foxes, they are said to dislike the smell of chilies and garlic, so pour boiling water and spray your garden as a fox repellant. Other animal repellents are available, but be aware of the risk to other wildlife and always read the manufacturers' instructions carefully. If a territory is marked by a fox, it will take some effort to move them, and if they feel their territory is being threatened, they may increase the amount of marking.

How to Choose a Healthy Holiday Cactus

Healthy Holiday Cactus  How to Choose a Healthy Holiday Cactus bad this time of year. But with a little poking and prodding and judicious selection, you can find a Schlumbergera that will outlast you! 1. Christmas cactus on the door If you see a holiday cactus sitting inside a store's drafty door, don't be tempted; Keep walking. Schlumbergera is a tropical plant that does not do well with cold temperatures. If exposed to drafts and cold air, they drop all their buds for the year. They can even collapse entire divisions. Although you can still buy one of these plants, it is unlikely that the buds will survive long enough to bloom. Additionally, although rarely, avoid purchasing holiday cacti that are exposed to extremely hot temperatures. One year I went to a fancy garden center and saw a full tray set up in front of a gas fireplace. "Well, they're snacks," I thought. 2. Check Sections & Crown Holiday cacti don't have normal 'leaves'. In

Why my cactus turns brown

cactus turns brown With its bold shapes and cheerful green variations, the cactus is one of the most sophisticated plants you can find and is suitable for different home decoration styles. Not only that, they are not difficult to maintain and it is very worrying to see parts of your beloved cactus start to turn brown. Fortunately, there are some tricks to find out what causes cactus to turn brown, while at the same time how to store them. Cactus root rot If the base of the cactus turns brown and at the same time the stems appear soft, smooth, and yellow, you know it is root rot. Now, storing root rot cactus may be a bit difficult but not impossible. As soon as you notice the first signs of rot, stop watering and transplant into a fine and well-drained soil. But if the rot is already advanced, you can try to cut some healthy tissue with all the signs of rot and save it to make sure it does not spread. Corking signs of age Corking is a natural part of the aging cactus. This i