How can I keep the squirrels from digging up my begonia bulbs.

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  • Rosemary Garcia Rosemary Garcia on May 20, 2018

    Put cayenne pepper around

  • Heje Heje on May 20, 2018

    cayenne pepper and or shaved irish spring could help

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on May 20, 2018

    I use both the cayenne pepper powder and shredded Irish Spring bar soap, so far so good, but Glads I planted are just starting to come up. I will have to see if it works for them, too! I had to take the screening off them as a couple were already tall enough to ben over. I don't want to lose all the work we put in making the new planter around the yard light or the 150 bulbs I planted!

    • Kim 'Kiewatt' Waknitz Kim 'Kiewatt' Waknitz on May 21, 2018

      Wow 150 bulbs would love to see them in bloom, I’ll give the pepper and soap a try. My blurbs didn’t even have a chance to poke up before the that little sh!t got to them! Thanks for the tip.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on May 21, 2018

    I hope it does work for you. I had about two dozen tulips not come up this spring in part of my front garden. I know squirrels didn't dig them, there has never been a hole dug close to them and they usually don't go that deep. I only had two that I planted two years ago come up, maybe moles got them from below, or the weird winter we had with so little snow at first with really cold weather, but every other perennial came back this year except them.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on May 21, 2018

    It really was weird, I was worried that I would lose all my perennials with the lack of early snow and the really cold temps. If it wasn't for all the leaves I had piled on last fall, I probably would have lost everything.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 04, 2023

    Before they bloom, put chicken wire over the area, the flowers will grow through the openings and the critters will be blocked.