Dianthus Flowers

Why Do I Have to Keep Planting My Diamond Dianthus

jackie bird added on September 15, 2012 | Answered

Someone keeps digging it out when I look the next day.

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Answered on September 17, 2012

Raccoons are notorious for digging up plants and then just leaving them, and they often come out at night. Squirrels are also known for digging up plants, both to bury and retrieve food. Most animals can smell when the ground has been disturbed and likely assume something tasty has been hidden there. If the plants are dug up at night, however, it is most likely raccoons. Squirrels aren't nocturnal and do their digging during the day and mostly stick to freshly planted bulbs rather than plants. This article will help with raccoons: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/getting-rid-raccoons.htm

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