Now that Autumn is with us, the local Fox community is becoming more active again. I was bitterly disappointed to go out into the garden recently and see half of my lovely Radicchio plants ripped to shreds and strewn all over the place by foxes digging around for worms. This behaviour only takes place in the cooler months. During the Summer the foxes obviously find enough food elsewhere. This year I am determined to win the battle, so I have started early.
Today I used some of this:
What do you think it is? Dehydrated Wolf's pee or something? You dilute it with water and apply it to your garden with a watering-can. It makes a "scent" that the foxes dislike, apparently. As you can see from the price-tag, it's not cheap, so I hope it is effective. I'm not taking any chances though, so I have draped nets over a couple of the raised beds too.
The corners of the nets are supported by pieces from my trusty Build-a-Ball set (the green balls on top of the aluminium rods). In the foreground of the photo you can also see some of my potted herb plants. These will soon have to go under cover in the coldframe.