How to discourage squirrel-feeding neighbors?
Just when I thought it was safe to climb back onto the balcony (er, fire escape) ... my neighbors upstairs love to put out peanuts, hazelnuts and the odd filbert for our grateful city squirrels, who promptly bury them in my planters, tossing aside soil and plants in their zeal to conceal their loot.
I've thought of something subtle, like giving them a $20 gift certificate to start a stamp collection and discover a new hobby. But this would no doubt be taken for the sarcastic expression of annoyance that it in fact is.
Any suggestions for how to gently persuade these neighbors (a youngish, not well-off couple) to please give my garden a break?