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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 magically change the color of your hydrangea!

Did you know that some flowers change their color? Believe it or not, hydrangeas are flowers that can change color depending on the type of flower you are growing and the pH of the soil. You can influence what colors are expressed by focusing on the quality and pH of your soil. If you are new to gardening and want to learn how to change the color of hydrangeas, you can learn more by following the tips and tricks described below. For more tips on how to maintain your hydrangea, see our article here. Do all hydrangeas change color? Unfortunately, not all hydrangeas can change their color at will. Only the flowers of certain types of hydrangeas, such as the Bigleaf Hydrangeas (H. macrobilla), Landscape, and Mobhead Hydrangeas, can change their color. However, the basics are simple. The relationship between pH and color is complex and more closely related to pH value. The presence of aluminum ions in the soil - as well as the extent to which a particular type of hydrangea absor

protect your hydrangeas in the winter

 Here are 5 must-know tips to protect your hydrangeas in the winter  Colorful display to celebrate the full bloom of a hydrangea. But did you know that some types of hydrangeas form flower buds during the growing season before flowering? Young, tender buds form in late summer and then they hang no matter what winter weather comes. If the cold wind, subzero temperatures, and frost and shore cycles damage those buds, you may forget to look for any hydrangea blooms next spring or summer. Providing extra protection for your plants in cooler areas will help increase their flowering. Here's what you can do to prepare your hydrangeas for the winter, so you can enjoy their beautiful blooms again. 1. Know your hydrangea type. The first step in planning winter care is to get a good idea of ​​what kind of hydrangea you are growing. If your hydrangea does not bloom in the spring but blooms exclusively from mid to late summer, it is a delicate or panicle hydrangea and produces its f

home garden - Growing Hydrangeas Tips

 Growing Hydrangeas With massive flower heads, hydrangeas in summer show ancient beauty that is hard to resist. Although these flowering shrubs are low maintenance, proper care will make them bloom. Our Hydrangea guide provides all the summer plant care tips you need to know about growing hydrangeas from watering to pruning to winter care. About Hydrangeas Unmatched in the shrub world for beautiful flowers, these elegant plants are easy to grow, tolerate almost any soil, and produce plenty of flowers. The colors are clear blue, vibrant pink, frost white, lavender and rose - sometimes they all bloom on the same plant! Hydrangeas are ideal for many garden sites from group gardens to shrub borders to containers. Varieties abound (every year, growers give us more options!), And gardeners ’expectations about flowering size and color are endless. To learn how to grow your hydrangea, pay attention to the types defined below. If you know what to expect, the joy will be great. Enjoy