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how to stop squirrel-digging for bulbs

QHow can I stop a squirrel from digging in my pots and disturbing the bulbs?

Mavis

AI know how you feel! The cheeky blighters. My top tip is to grate a little smelly soap into the hole as you plant the bulbs, and then sprinkle a bit on the surface too.

The smellier the soap, the better! You can even use the free packets you get in hotels. That will deter the squirrel.

If you have a serious problem with them, you can also bury a little chicken wire just under the surface of the soil. It will block out the squirrels and the bulb will grow through it.

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