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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.



Fascinating facts about chrysanthemums

Flowers of chrysanthemums One of the things I look forward to most about fall is seeing beautiful blooming chrysanthemums everywhere I go. On a walk around the neighborhood or even a quick trip to the grocery store, I always see tons of yellow, orange and crimson mums brightening up the scenery. As soon as I set up a few pots of my own mom's, I feel like it's officially fallen. Even if you too have grown and loved this plant for years, it has a long, rich history that you may not be aware of. Keep these fun facts in mind when choosing and planting your fall mums this year! 1. Mums were raised initially in China Chrysanthemums are long-lived; They were originally cultivated in China and were first recorded in writing in the 15th century BC (3,000 years ago). It was believed to have medicinal properties as a herb; For example, boiled roots were used as a remedy for headaches. It is one of the four noble plants in Chinese culture, along with plum blossoms, orchids, and