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Squirrels digging up bulbs

Last post 25-01-2012 5:59 PM by Flowerpower. 4 replies.

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  • 20/01/2012 03:15 AM
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     Any ideas how I can stop squirrels digging up my bulbs?  I have a yard full of tubs and pots and they have recently come under attack by a squirrel or squirrels who keep digging them up.  I like squirrels, but want to stop them wrecking my spring pots! Any suggestions please?

  • 20/01/2012 07:50 AM
    • Julie
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    • 28 Apr 2009
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    They do say you can put chicken wire over the bulbs although I personally have not tried it. I love the squirrels in my garden. I think they are SO cute but they are very destructive. Even though I feed them plenty of nuts they still insist on digging in my pots. I find they only like certain bulbs though. Crocus are their favourite. They haven't touched the hyacinths. I got a mini greenhouse to protect seedlings from the squirrels and pigeons - who are incredibly destructive - and not even cute!

  • 20/01/2012 09:28 PM
    • jon jon
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    buy a very Very Cheap soap tablet then grate some over your pots of bulbs,squirrels have a very fine sense of smell,this makes them sneeze & their eyes water so deters them

  • 25/01/2012 05:57 PM
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     Thanks, had heard of chicken wire but not tried it yet, at least i have no pigeons!

  • 25/01/2012 05:59 PM
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     Will definately give this a try! Thanks