Looks like something has been digging in your pots but that seems a bit too big a hole for a little house sparrow to dig out. Looks a bit more like cat has been digging in there, similar to when I've found my neighbour's cat to come round for a wee. Keep an eye out and see who's out there and if it's a cat you can make a homemade citrus spray or sprinkle some pepper. So sorry to see this 💔
I had a look online and it could be birds, foxes, squirrels or rats. Do you know if it's happening during the day or at night? The tip I found online was to sprinkle cayenne pepper on top of the compost but I once didn't have any hot pepper and instead went out with a pepper grinder and it worked as well. Easier to do an even layer across the surface with the pepper grinder 😅 I'm not as crazy as I sound! @kez001uk @auricula
Oh no 🤦🏼♀️ how upsetting....I think it’s a cat cos they like soft soil they use to do it in my vegetable patch/box when I dug it out it was full of 💩 and that’s why I gave up the veg..looking at it again it could be birds looking for worms...don’t give up try and deter...👊🏼
Over here, especially in the city, squirrels are digging up everything. My sister is so angry at them she said she's gonna get a drone to shoot them!😂😂 Don't give up Kerry as we all enjoy your photos so much. Try putting hot and spicy cayenne pepper powder on the soil surface of the pots they are targeting. It won't hurt your plants but most cats, dogs, squirrels and mice can't stand the stinging in their sinuses if they disturb it.
Could be squirrels Kerry, although never known ours to cause quite so much damage. Have you thought about getting a wildlife cam to identify the culprit and then you'll be able to find the best way to deal with it. Don't give up as we love seeing your plant pics. 🙂
I have cats digging out (and leaving unpleasant presents) in my pots on a regular basis. Really annoying! I’m going to try some of these cat repellent recipes when I get a mo. https://www.wikihow.com/Make-Homemade-Cat-Repellent
@bluefox23 oh I hope it whizzes through to spring for you ☺️ it’s not a time of year I’ve gardened through yet as last year there were much bigger priorities. But quite looking forward to seeing what autumn and winter in the garden is like 😋
@richard.spicer.7906 they’re certainly something I’ll grow again. Didn’t expect much after the seedlings appeared but this heat has really spurred them on! My teenage years were so long ago I can’t remember a thing about them 😂 be a nice little nostalgic addition to your garden next year 😛