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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 Grow and Care for Balloon Flowers

How to grow and maintain balloon flowers A unique flower balloon flower that comes to mind when I was a child growing up in my mother's garden. I remember the flowers “blooming” to burst into beautiful purple, pink or white flowers, and as I grew up, I wanted to add these beautiful plants to my garden and did not know how to maintain this. Wonderful plants. Since this plant originates from Asia, I thought it might be common among gardeners in the states, so I decided to create this guide to explain how to care for, grow, and grow a healthy balloon plant. Growing Zone and Facts The balloon flower is a hardy plant that can grow in both dry and cold climates. Typically, they are found in three to nine growing zones, covering most of the United States. Properly covered, it will withstand plenty of adverse conditions. The plant begins to bloom in late July or early August. These plants are non-invasive, which means you can plant them in your garden without worrying about oth

Croton Plant Care

 The Final Guide to Croton Plant Care Croton plants are easy to care for and are a good tropical indoor plant that can survive for many years with the right heat! Croton is scientifically known as Codiaeum variegatum and is characterized by its bright purple, cream, black, red, orange, and yellow colors. Croton variants include Corkscrew, Stoplight, Red Bravo, Gold Dust Croton, Zanzibar, Red Isoton, Petra, Mummy, Fantastic, and Sloppy painter. They all need different and specialized croton plant care. The croton plant is generally compared to the fiddle leaf figure because of its high maintenance reputation. Most first owners complain that the croton plant has lost some of its leaves after the first few weeks, which is quite normal, so you need not fear if this happens. Simply remove the dead leaves and with proper care and a little TLC, your croton will grow new colorful leaves. Tips for maintaining croton 1. Soil composition: Croton plant thrives in fertile soils with pe