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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.

Home Garden - reasons not to trim your garden this fall

 Good reasons not to trim your garden this fall At this time of year, your social media feed is probably filled with articles showing you how to shut down your garden for the winter. By now, I'm sure you and the garden are ready for a much-needed rest. But is it really necessary to clean everything every fall? When that first frost hits, our gardens go from lush greenery to a wasteland of dead and rotting plants. For most of us, this triggers the need to clean it immediately. We go there with garden loppers, a rake, and a wheelbarrow ready to remove the first snowflake before it falls. And at the end of the day, find a leaf or branch. It's all in the curb or compost pile. Unfortunately, our desire for order and neatness is causing great harm to our garden, local wildlife, and ourselves. Have a cup of tea and read this. By the time you take your last sip, I hope I've convinced you to relax this fall and let your garden do its own thing. Flowers -  begonia 1. Reb

Home Garden - Fall perennials

 Garden's Golden Season: How to Achieve a Spectacular Fall Finale From this Oregon garden's mix of vibrant foliage, green grasses, and late-blooming flowers, see a landscape that comes to life as the weather cools. In their 2-acre sloping yard in St. Helens, Oregon, longtime gardeners Tamara Poulet and David Pinson wanted to create a landscape that's as colorful in fall as it is in spring and summer. "It's easy to push the fall cleaning, but I wanted more," says Ballad. With that in mind, they chose plants and trees that do best late in the season, including Japanese maples, goldenrods, and flowering perennials . They take a laissez-faire approach to feeding birds, rarely deadheading or pruning, and leaving most of the seeds over winter. Lush shrubs and large grasses ensure the planting beds look beautiful all year round. Fall Garden Design Tips In addition to planting for fall color, Ballad and Pinson focus on texture and patterns. The contrastin