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Recently planted up a new border - a hot colour border with reds, oranges and yellows. Hopefully it will look nice when it's established in a couple of years time. Unfortunately, some of my plants keep being dug up by foxes. Thoroughly fed up! Can anyone offer me some advice to solve this problem. To make the problem more challenging we have a cat and I don't want to do anything to hurt the cat! He's a lovely little fella!


  • DaintinessDaintiness Posts: 988

    Fox cubs are out and about and probably smell the fertiliser you put around the new plants thinking it was food. Blood, fish, bone etc. As the smell diminishes and they realise there is nothing worth digging for, they will probably stop. Laying twigs/branches with thorns/prickles on around the plants will deter them -eg. holly or wire mesh laid across the soil or just under it - it doesn't look very attactive might help them move on too.


  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    the foxes do it in my garden too, digging up bulbs etc two new planted roses but then i had put blood,fish  & bone under them, won't be using that again but it could have been my terrier too and even chewed up one of my 'crocs' i wear in the garden hahaha i went through my spice cupboard ( i have a lot) and any out of date by a few years image,like chilli, paprika  i mixed up in a bag and sprinkled it on the beds, it did stop them doing it in th autumn they have done it a few odd times, mainly in the same place, like my wild flower plant pot and the corner of me raised strawberry bed. 

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