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(¯`*•.¸Pippi Longsox`*•.¸_)

(¯`*•.¸Pippi Longsox`*•.¸_) Report 27 Jun 2008 21:37

oh bless,i love cats,but i understand it must be awful having the smell all the way up the garden,

CrystalTips

CrystalTips Report 27 Jun 2008 23:22

Hi,
don't know what works, but I'll tell you what HASN'T worked to stop my neighbours cats coming in my garden...

labrador cross dog

rottweiler cross dog

lemonade bottles half filled with water

gel crystals

the plant 'coleus canina' - smells awful but snails love it!

Scaredy Cat sonic noise thingy - waste of £20

holly shrub prunings

...I haven't tried carpet gripper rod on my fence 'cause I wouldn't like to see them hurt!

CrystalTips

CrystalTips Report 27 Jun 2008 23:28

p.s.

the noise thing I got is called 'Bye bye pussycat' ...

...it works on teenagers just like the Mosquito that councils use - my daughters hated the noise of it!

♫chris in oz♫

♫chris in oz♫ Report 27 Jun 2008 23:55

try spraying with cloudy ammonia
keeps the possums off my roses
might work with cats?

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 28 Jun 2008 00:31

Those cat's can't be spayed - yet more to complain to their owners about!!!
I've got 2 male cats and can't smell their spraying - neither can anyone else before you think I'm immune to the smell!!!!!
However, I do have an elder tree at the end of the garden and when the flowers are turning to berries THAT smells like tom cat spray!!!!

♫chris in oz♫

♫chris in oz♫ Report 28 Jun 2008 01:17

i didnt mean spray the cats
sorry i meant spray the area
i love all animals and would never hurt them
xx

Susan

Susan Report 28 Jun 2008 01:32

I heard that human wee is a deterrant! so ladies, next time your old man is wizzing up the fence, he may be doing you a favour!

NOG

NOG Report 28 Jun 2008 01:36

lol now i no y he's doin it lol its not the drink lol

Lorraine

Lorraine Report 28 Jun 2008 02:40

I think i've got the only cat that poo's n pee's in my own garden.

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 28 Jun 2008 04:46

Well I was going to suggest orange peel and plastic bottles full of water, cos they are supposed to see the glint and think it is another cat looking at them, or that there is water in their way.
We got a cat scarer which we position near the bird's nest in the garden, seems to have worked, haven't seen the moggies lately.
We had a hole in the bottom of the wooden gate and they used to scoot through there which would turn the security lights on. I suggested o.h. put some plastic, like a bin bag, over the gap, what does he do? use clear heavy duty plastic. I was in fits of laughter imagining Basil the cat from over the road, nipping up and trying to get through and boiiiing - back to the pathway lol
Lizx

Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny Report 28 Jun 2008 09:11

if you have a particular place where the cats are entering,try a little olbas oil sprinkled around--this worked for a friend when I suggested it and its the ONLY thing that worked as a deterrent to puppies chewing. lol

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 28 Jun 2008 11:10

Lorraine,
My 3 cats poo and wee in my garden too :o)
They think the barked area is a giant litter tray!!

maggie

Mazfromnorf

Mazfromnorf Report 28 Jun 2008 11:31

the magpies terrify the local cats .but are noisy lo!!! my neihbours sit outside with a super soaker .CT i must try that thing that works on teenagers wot abot 20 yr old sons

Ceefer

Ceefer Report 28 Jun 2008 12:08

Hi Marcelle .
Here are the plants that you wanted to stop cats going into your garden .

Strong-Smelling herbs : Rue graveolens(cotton lavender )
Santolina chamaecyparissus
Woodworms( artemesia)
Coleus canina *Scardy Cat *
Yucca aloifolia or thorny roses.
Look up at June 21st ' Amateur Gardening ' maz
Hope these will help for you .
I have a cat and I'm a cat lover .

Deb Vancouver (18665)

Deb Vancouver (18665) Report 28 Jun 2008 12:34

There is a plant called "piss off" that you can get from your local nursery.

Deb

Marcelle

Marcelle Report 28 Jun 2008 12:52

Thanks for the suggestions

I dont have a problem with cats. Infact I had one but had to give her away as the cats next door use to beat her up and she would come home with bits of her hanging off. It was so sad. The vet said there was nothing I could do if my cat wouldn't stand up for herself. I couldn't bear to see her hurt all the time. She loved being outside until the manky things (thats the cats & neighbours!) moved in. She went to a lovely home and I vowed never to get another pet as it is to upsetting when they go.

You ought to see one of the cats. He is a massive black & whte thing that seems to say "come on then if you think your hard enough!"..Honestly he's a brute and war has been declared lol

Morleyite

Morleyite Report 28 Jun 2008 13:17

Hi Deb i will buy the missus that plant and maybe she will take the hint? which garden centre can i buy it? Seriously now the way i stopped cat's coming in the garden and leaving calling card's was all the pruned rose thorns spread over the favourite dumping area, and as a added precaution i bought a german shepherd dog who has a hatred of feline rodent's.

David

David Report 28 Jun 2008 14:04

Try coleus cannina ('scaredy cat') it might help with the problem