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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.

backyard garden - Reasons to Grow Beautyberries

 8 Reasons to Grow Beautyberries in Your Backyard There is a beautiful park where I live. No, actually, it's something. My friends and I have a running joke that every time we go to the park, we'll bet to guess how many engagements, pregnancy, Christmas cards, and family photos we'll take. Stately willows trail their slender branches over the wide crystal-clear creek, and geese and ducks abound. You can peer down from the suspension bridge and see slender brook trout resting in the aquatic vegetation below. But every fall, one plant always stops park-goers in their tracks. Beautyberry bushes. With their long branches of bright green leaves and show-stopping clusters of tiny purple berries, it's no wonder people stop to take photos and 'ooh' and 'ah' over them. Beautyberry is a large shrub that has beautiful bright green leaves for most of the year. It is covered with tiny flowers that you probably won't even notice in summer. But the rea

backyard garden - Peony tulips

 Peony tulips are a must for your garden Peonies are a favorite in many gardens, and for good reason: their flowers have rows and rows of colorful petals, and they're great cut flowers for arrangements and wedding bouquets. Now imagine all that flower power packed into easy-to-grow tulips. When you plant peony tulips in your garden, their large blooms never fail to impress when they appear in spring. But unlike peonies, which are perennials , tulip bulbs usually need to be replanted each fall, so you'll have the opportunity to change up the color scheme of your spring garden and experiment with all the varieties available. What are peony tulips? Peony tulips (Tulipa x hybrida) are actually double-flowered tulips, which means they have more petals than regular tulips and are extra showy. They come in red, pink, purple, yellow, orange, and white. They can have a combination of two or more colors, such as 'ice cream' with white petals surrounded by pink and gre

Your Backyard Edible Seeds

 7 Edible Seeds You Can Grow in Your Backyard As is often the case, this article was inspired by a leisurely potting session in my garden. As you do in late summer, I was collecting seeds and wondering how many people know that cilantro seeds come from cilantro seeds. Once this train of thought left the station, I took a quick look around to pick up some edible seeds currently growing in my small backyard. If I can pack fennel, dill, aniseed henna, caraway, and celery into my small garden, surely there must be other tasty seeds that are easy to grow. Why should I grow my own edible seeds? Of course, you can find most of these seeds in the spice aisle of any supermarket these days. Why bother growing them in your garden? I'll give you the main reasons for doing it. The seeds I grow are fresh. As with growing our own vegetables, any store-bought seeds and spices aren't always as fresh as those harvested a few feet from my kitchen. Importing seeds is more profitable th

5 ways to deter possums from your garden

Deter possums from your garden Aren't possums beautiful little animals? If you are a gardener, they will eat your favorite plants, knock out pots, leave debris, and usually cause chaos. When it comes to your vegetable attachment, affection is a relentless pest. According to The 1-minute Gardener book, the best solution is not to go crazy, but to be equal. Here are 5 simple ways to prevent psoriasis and their ways. What do poses eat? The natural food of pumpkins is gumtree leaves, but they are also known for their fresh plant growth, fruit on fruit trees, and many flowers such as camellias, roses , gardenia, and fuchsias. And often snack on native and exotic garden plants, so it is important not to overcook your garden. ➤   3 Causes of white spots on tomato leaves ➤    Best way to compost hanging baskets ➤  5 Put in your vegetable planting holes 5 Ways to Prevent Fungi in Your Garden Brew tea Instead of hiding your precious plants every night before the pets roam, brew y

6 Secrets of Growing Artichokes in Your Garden

Artichokes in Your Garden Artichoke is a perennial vegetable that has a special flavor that we can use in many ways in our kitchen. No matter what the thorns, no matter how hard it is to clean! The mung bean is very tasty raw with lemon, which makes it an excellent appetizer even with Osho and Rocky, as well as home-cooked recipes for cooked al citizens and many more. The "artichoke" fruit we eat is basically the flower, where the flower of the plant develops, which we harvest long before it ripens, in late spring to early summer. Perennial shrubs, artichoke can be grown in a garden and in a flower pot on the balcony. The artichoke reaches a height of 1.5 m, where the shoots dry up in summer and fall dormant until the autumn rains, where it germinates and produces new shoots. What conditions are required for artichokes? Artichokes grow well in sandy, fertile soils with good drainage and mild winters. A moderate temperature of 15-20 C is required to produce delicat

How to Grow Your Best Carrots

 How to Grow Your Best Carrots - From Seed to Harvest Learning how to grow carrots can be a challenge for any gardener. Growing this classic root vegetable may seem simple, but without careful cultivation, it will end up with a small harvest to show for your efforts. I had my own carrot challenges. When I was staying in West Virginia, the dense clay garden soil prevented the roots of the plants from penetrating as deep as necessary. I was only able to grow squash, lean carrots, though they are still packed with flavor. When I moved to Michigan my growing conditions turned upside down. During this time, sandy soils led to drainage problems, which made garden irrigation a challenge for the master. At the beginning of the season, I loosened up watering my growing carrot crop during the summer. That one misstep was enough to shrink the final harvest into hard, tasteless roots. By growing at both ends of the spectrum, I finally learned what really works for the home carrot crop.

7 Peaceful Water Garden Ideas For Your Backyard

 Quiet Water Garden Ideas for Your Backyard Water features add pleasant sounds, wildlife habitats, and the opportunity to add a wide range of plants to your garden. From tabletop gardens to built-in pools, get some inspiration to create your own green water garden with the following creative water garden ideas. Creative Water Garden Ideas If you want to create a soothing atmosphere for your outdoor space, you should consider adding a water feature. The sound of water bubbling in the backyard is pleasant and inviting. All you need is a water source, a few water plants, maybe a power station (if you plan to add a waterfall), some gravel to add gravel to your water garden, and a couple flower beds to add some color. 1. Pond A real "water garden" is a shallow pond, often less than two feet deep, with shelves around the perimeter to hold aquatic plants. You can dig a pond yourself or install one professionally, and you will need a simple filtration system. In a water g