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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.

Flowers - Easy Begonia Care Tips

Are Begonias Perennials or Annuals? Begonias are a diverse group of plants. Like a great big family with all kinds of personalities and occupations, some begonias are right at home in sunny porch pots, others grow well in the ground as bedding plants, and still, others thrive indoors as long-term houseplants . Some members of the begonia family are demanding, and in particular—rex begonias are a good example; They grow best indoors, protected from wind and other harsh conditions—other begonias have a flowing growing style, like hybrid bedding types. The following tips will help you get the most from all the begonias in your garden beds and containers. Begonias vs. annuals Botanically speaking, an annual plant completes its life cycle (from seed to seed) in one growing season before dying naturally. Plants that survive the winter in the landscape , flower, and grow every year, are called perennials . Many plants native to tropical regions, such as most begonias, can live for