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Haisie

And before anyone suggests that I am being gingerist, I may have a ginger hue about me - so don't start.

Haisie

http://www.80scartoons.co.uk/70scartoons/bagpuss/bagpuss17.jpg

How could anyone throw stones at this? Had to find a pic in black and white - I was so mad when they revealed that he was some sort of pink - nah, the orginal watchers watched in black and white!

Haisie

Ha! It made me laugh imagining folk chucking cat poo backwards and forwards.

franco6832

some of these modern day cats have become lazy. they care so much about their appearance they dont like to keep their paws dirty, so they just do their business on the grass. u only find out when u step into something soft or a bad whiff follows u around the garden. it makes me so angry . i have tried so many products but when it rains,  u start all over again. the worst time is the winter thru to spring when the ground is bare.

MrsGarden

chuckling away to myself...imagining asking neighbour to come round with cat version of poop a scoop. Your cat , your pop, clean it up please.

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Chop up orange and lemon peel and sprinkle on your garden, by the gate, and problem areas. Cats hate it! Otherwise use lemon spray kitchen cleaner. I find this works really well. Good luck.

wouldn't you have to know which cat was guilty? unless you caught them at it, in which case you could toss the water at them. i've got several around me but only one is responsible for the mess left on the lawn. nothing seems to scare it off.

Footnote to my advice re deterring cats from the garden. I suggested using lemon kitchen spray, I didn't mean spray the pesky cats with it, but to use the spray on and around the garden and just outside the gate instead of or as well as using orange and lemon peel. It works very well.

Two ideas I've read. One is Citronella the essential oil, I dilute it a bit and spray it. It smells of citrus fruits and cats don't like it. Another one is Eucalyptus essential oil. Once again cats don't like it.Today I mixed the two added some water and sprayed everywhere. Because I had sprayed yesterday as well(it rained) the cat went on the lawn. Ugh!.I got it cleared up and used detergent in a bucket to 'wash' the area and then sprayed. I also use Cat -a -Pult spray. (I am determined).This week I am going to buy some bigger stones for my gravel area from a builders merchant and thoroughly spray them. I think I might also get some solar light for the garden and fill the gravel area even more with plants.It is easier with borders as you can put holly branches and rose tree pruning cuttings down to deter the cats but a whole gravel area is another matter as is the lawn. I am glad to learn about Jeyes Fluid soaked tea bags this sounds economical and easy to do. Anything to deter these cats( I do like cats as a rule but not when they dirty the garden and it is so disgusting).I am not a cat owner.If only these cats went in their own gardens!.

nutcutlet

It's an old thread Hosta, you've probably been paid already 

Dmitri-

Get a puppy dog

Dogs and cats hate walking on chipped bark paths. It hurts between their pads  I use nylon netting spread over newly dug ground and seed beds.

In bad weather I have found cat calling cards left in the cold frame and in the top of a large container. during their wanderings.

I have my own cat, plus 2 next door as well as marauding farm cats and local domestic cats which pass through so I have to just bite the bullet.

Netting spread over ground/seed beds------you would think it would work but in my experience, cats will still leave their calling card on top of the netting.  Same thing if you raise it a few inches off the ground - also risks small birds getting caught up.

Hostafan - at this rate you will be able to retire early 

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scroggin

I hate to blow your theory out of the water JG but I know a number of dogs who love bark chipping,they even eat the stuff!I can't see it deterring cats either as I've found their calling cards in the mulch beds!

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