Posted: 28/02/2016 at 08:30
Hi Verdun, Fairygirl, thank you for your response. The culprit is sometimes spotted in the garden and we know where it gets in and goes out. Foxes can jump quite high and unfortunately we have a low wall on one side as three decorative bricks are missing and that's where it comes in from neighbour's garden. We think it'll still manage to jump in even though we fix the wall (the bricks are discontinued so we've been thinking of what to do with the gap as the rest of the wall have the same bricks - no easy solution). I may put strips of carpet grippers but doubt the fox will be bothered about it.
The fox didn't eat my plants but destroyed them (broke branches, etc). It kept digging up my spring bulb pots in November (once half buried a headless bird in it and luckily for me, my husband discovered it) and I had to put them under a bench all winter. I'm not going into fox's psychology although it is a hot topic in our house, as you can tell from the catalogue of destructions!
Anyway, I shall keep cleaning up after this unwelcome visitor and put up with it as I'm fighting a war that is already lost