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Does anyone know of a reliable {if there is such a thing} way of stopping cats messing in my flower and veg beds its driving me to distraction they seem to come at night when I can't shoo them off

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I sympathise wholeheartedly with you, David. I've never managed to stop them completely, I bung up any holes in my hedges with gorse, and if I have any newly seeded, planted, or cultivated areas, I cover them with twigs, that does seem to deter them. Also, I saw an idea in Greece some time ago, and that was to stand sticks upright in the earth, which makes walking on it difficult for them. Sorry can't be more help, it's a case of us having to tolerate destruction and fouling in our gardens because of someone else's pets.

thanks Trevor the upright sticks sound like a good idea

Trevor Alun Davies said:

I sympathise wholeheartedly with you, David. I've never managed to stop them completely, I bung up any holes in my hedges with gorse, and if I have any newly seeded, planted, or cultivated areas, I cover them with twigs, that does seem to deter them. Also, I saw an idea in Greece some time ago, and that was to stand sticks upright in the earth, which makes walking on it difficult for them. Sorry can't be more help, it's a case of us having to tolerate destruction and fouling in our gardens because of someone else's pets.

Adopt a dog?

There's some discussion of the problem on the GW forum from a few years back: http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/problem-solving/cats/2142.html

Sounds like Lions Roar lion poo pellets might actually work..? 

I've had very good results with one of those sonic cat deterents. Although it can have limited range, and requires batteries.

Dog. Terrier. There are traps costing £30, which would do the trick. Somebody is using your plot to walk the dog.Terriers have to dig or they are not happy dogs.



June saddington said:

I've had very good results with one of those sonic cat deterents. Although it can have limited range, and requires batteries.
Solar powered ones last for years.

thanks folks for all the replies a sonic repellant has done the trick......at least for now

will try thanks

Darren Turpin said:

There's some discussion of the problem on the GW forum from a few years back: http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/problem-solving/cats/2142.html

Sounds like Lions Roar lion poo pellets might actually work..? 

The cat problem in my garden having worsened Of late, has prompted me to buy a sonic repellant also. As you say seems to have done the trick.

I use a flashing light and noise zinzing solar powered device at abou £14 and a rabbit trap at about £28.  They are effective.

The "cat" such as it may be, no longer visits, thanks.

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