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Old 16-04-2008, 01:13
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I have moved into a new house and the garden is in perfect condition....but I have a flower bed and I can't stop cats crapping in it. I chase them away and they come back again.

I've read all over the internet of different methods, ranging from cds to pellets to putting pepper down but none seem to really make a difference. I just wondered if anyone had any methods that worked.
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Old 16-04-2008, 08:53
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The sonic things that you plug in and make a noise the cats dont like are brilliant.
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Old 16-04-2008, 08:59
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They like it because it is lovely and soft soil. You could make a rockery. That way it would be a lot of large rocks and no soft soil for them to dig in. Or you could buy more plants so that there is no space.

Why not buy them a cat portaloo instead?

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Old 16-04-2008, 09:37
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Old 16-04-2008, 10:08
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Get a Cat!!

I am seriously interested in this as my Mum has great problems.

I have cats myself - so I'm of no help whatsoever.

I will be interested to see the remedies
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Old 16-04-2008, 10:32
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I dug up my garden and had to reseed it sometime ago, and I was told to get an empty 2l coke bottles - label removed of course - and fill 'em full of water and place em over the garden.

The distorted reflection causes the cats to shy away from crapping.

TK

BTW I have two cats myself, and they never did anything in the garden after the bottles went down. Before hand they did a fair bit.
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Old 16-04-2008, 10:40
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We had the same problem tried every suggestion from filling empty coke bottles with water to the green jelly things to scaring them with a water pistol. We now have dogs which keeps the cats at bay but I'd be interested to see if anyone knows of something to keep them away.

p.s. the water pistol did scare them off a good bit but not completely.
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Old 16-04-2008, 10:47
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Send off for some of this stuff. All the cats will think you've got a lion and it'll scare the livin sh*t out of them.


http://www.easy-gardener.com/catalog...FUU2FQod5TWY_Q
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Old 16-04-2008, 12:46
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Orange peel around the flowers. That done the trick for us. Also old cd's dangling as they don't like the reflection.
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Old 16-04-2008, 13:24
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Old 16-04-2008, 13:30
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We had the same problem tried every suggestion from filling empty coke bottles with water to the green jelly things to scaring them with a water pistol. We now have dogs which keeps the cats at bay but I'd be interested to see if anyone knows of something to keep them away.

p.s. the water pistol did scare them off a good bit but not completely.
Now you got dogs crap instead!!!!
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Old 16-04-2008, 13:42
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So you you end up with a garden full of water bottles, dangling CD's mouldy oranges and lion sh1t!!

Yeah that will be a nice place to sit and relax haha!

Find out where teh owners live and return their 'parcels' to them
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Old 16-04-2008, 13:49
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I think you can get Lion manure at garden Centres and put that in your Garden Cats hate that, and it won't harm your garden.
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Old 16-04-2008, 14:09
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there was a special device that my neighbours used that makes a high pitched screeching sound which irritates cats and they wont come anywhere near the garden. though it is high pitched, you can barely hear it because it almost hits ultrasound (over 20000hz)
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Old 16-04-2008, 14:31
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The cats seem to like my newly planted flowers that are in pots, how the heck they get their backsides in a position to crap in them is beyond me, but they manage it.

My cat dont stop them from coming in the garden and spraying, nor does he stop them from coming into the house and stealing his food, and he often gets the crap beaten out of him by the Tom cat next door.

Id get some lion poo as suggested but I dont want to keep my cat out of the garden.

I had unexplained dog crap in the garden yesterday, our garden is fenced off so the only way in is over a 5ft fence, just how it got in to leave its message is a mystery blooming dogs at least most cats bury it.
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Old 16-04-2008, 15:00
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Broken egg shells (small 20p size pieces) scattered around your garden will keep them off.
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Old 16-04-2008, 15:39
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I was thinking a bucket of cold water hehe
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Old 16-04-2008, 16:04
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Landmines?
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Old 16-04-2008, 16:06
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I was thinking a bucket of cold water hehe
My cat loves water.
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Old 16-04-2008, 17:06
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Get yourself a dog to chase them off
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Old 16-04-2008, 17:32
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I dug up my garden and had to reseed it sometime ago, and I was told to get an empty 2l coke bottles - label removed of course - and fill 'em full of water and place em over the garden.

The distorted reflection causes the cats to shy away from crapping.

TK

BTW I have two cats myself, and they never did anything in the garden after the bottles went down. Before hand they did a fair bit.
My mum does this and swears by it. Always was fun when my friends asked why there were plastic bottles in the garden though!
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Old 16-04-2008, 17:52
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i have this problem too, the cat craps on the stones at the side of my house, right outside the back door, when i go out in the morning, the stones are all over the path and cos it's like a alley way, it stinks,
i put down bleach each night on the stones, the cheap bleach from the supermarket, 28p a bottle, worked ok, it stopped for a bit, then the git came back........if i were to catch it, i think i would string it up
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Old 16-04-2008, 17:55
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Many years ago, when I used to bother keeping a nice border around my garden, I had trouble with cats crapping and digging up the garden. I laid the larger rose clippings, the ones with the big thorns, just beneath the surface so they didn't show but they were soon discovered by digging moggies. It worked OK for me. Keep them two or three feet long so they don't move too easily.
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Old 16-04-2008, 18:04
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I've tried all of the above, including using cocoa shells as a mulch, as apparently cats don't like it - yeah right


also tried jaggy sticks (like cocktail sticks or bbq skewers) into the earth - none of them worked

I'm now at the last resort - Jeyes fluid - stinks to the high heaven - but so far, no cat poop
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Old 16-04-2008, 18:40
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Where would I get Jeyes fluid?
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