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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.

Tall Sedum - favorite of butterflies, bees, and other pollinators

 How to Grow Tall Sedums Tall sedum is an easy-care perennial with beautiful four-season interest. Bees and butterflies love it too! Tall sedum is a staple in a low-maintenance garden There are not as many hard workers as tall mud. Plant a few and you'll find that they perform well in spring, summer, fall, and even winter without much maintenance. Tall sedum (Hylodylphium spp. and hybrids) has succulent leaves that can be shades of green, chartreuse, variegated, or burgundy, while pink, burgundy, white, or chartreuse-yellow flowers often age red and brown. Beautiful in all seasons! Let's take a look at the seasonal interest that tall sedum offers, then scroll down the gallery to learn about some extra-tall sedum cultivars you'll want to audition for your own garden. Late season interest Tall sedum brings out its flat flowers from late summer to fall, making a perfect landing pad for hungry bees and butterflies. The specimen in the photo above gets top billing i