Category: Gardening tips.
| Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:34 pm
Squirrels can be a real pain to the gardener can't they? Oh they look sooooo cute when they're doing acrobatics atop your fence but when they start chewing on your fat, juicy bulbs it's quite a different matter!!! GRRRR.
You'll have to accept that squirrels are here to stay so leave out a few pieces of over - ripe fruit for them as a gesture of goodwill.
Now to your bukbs. The best squirrel deterrent know to man is GRATED SOAP!!! Get the cheapest and strongest smelling you can buy. Poundland do four cakes of nasty smelling stuff for just Â£1. LOL
Squirrela hate the smell too and will avoid it like the plague. Simply grate the soap and sprinkle it over the surface of the soil where your bulbs are planted. You may have to re-apply after rain but a bar of soap is certainly cheap enough and should last you all season.
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