Possums are known to be fond of eating new plant growth, fruit on fruit trees and many flowers, like camellias and roses.
Not only that, while on the prowl they tend to knock over potplants, leave droppings and generally make a mess.
Rather than hiding away all your precious plants every night before the nocturnal creatures come out on the prowl, brew yourself a cup of tea.
Lapsang souchong tea has a strong smoky scent and possums don’t like it at all.
Put the brew in a spray bottle and spray over the plants the possums seem to like, and around other areas they are visiting.
You will need to reapply after a heavy rain or after a regular bout of watering.
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