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Latest posts by cotty1000

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 22:51

I don't think anybody is being nasty,people are just exposing the way cats act and how some owners are in denial.

To slug hunter,it is in a lot of animals instincts to do this and that,but that is why we domesticate,train and breed so we have socially acceptable animals that we can call pets. But some cannot be tamed. Snakes,spiders and other exotic emotionally retarded animals cannot be tamed but people still own them. cats are different. Intelligent. Used to human interaction over thousands of years,ask the Egyptians. But do we let these animals do what their instincts say? Just look what the burmease python is doing in Florida. Ok an escaped pet,but it's doing what it wants. What about Staffordshire bull terrier,bred to kill,people still own them without them resorting to their natural instinct(most of the time,bad example).Personally I wouldn't own one as they have been bred for this purpose. My guinea pigs were boring,but my mini schnauzer is ace. I would highly recommend one. My dad used to own an aviary in his garden. Just listening to the birds and standing in their enclosure was exhilarating. Cats! My wife's work mate was late as her cat brought in the house a mouse!? WTF! And not for the first time either.

I don't know why having a house cat is socially unacceptable? Or is it the fact that house cats require more effort?

I am not being antagonistic,but I am just sharing facts!

Remember if you let your pet out into the wild it no longer acts like a pet i.e how you want to.

Houseplants anyone?

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 19:54

Fish. Budgies. Guinea pigs. Hamsters etc = no problems in the garden and no stress from other people.

Think about it. Or removing your cat flap!

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 13:59

I think you need to chill fb. Don't you put pets into a protective environment for their benefit and yours? Birds have cages or avairies,rodents have cages,fish tanks,dogs have kennels and live indoors so why should cats not be treated like pets and revert to their natural instincts? Have you ever read how many millions of birds and animals are killed each year by outdoor cats? It is a lot. If micro pigs and rabbits can be house trained I am sure cats can too. I don't know why it is so socially unacceptable to walk cats but people do it. You could become the local eccentric. 

I am not telling you what to do, or lecturing you I am just bringing this information to your attention.

My parents owned cats in the 80s and both went missing,either run over or used for coats,as I am led to believe there was a trend for this back then!?

My personal opinion and I know you didn't ask for it,is to keep them indoors and stimulate them with toys and play with them. Or get some fish as they can be left to their own devices with little or no consequence.

Ask Alan

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 09:24

Flora that is the best question so far,but judging by the time you posted a few big glasses of wine must have been consumed 

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 09:13

How about keeping them indoors? A lot of people have house cats with litter trays indoors,at least you will be able to train them and keep an eye on them.

Ask Alan

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 23:09

I would like to ask him if he has any ideas for low maintenance,all year round plant pot displays for all aspects.

Don't get me wrong I love my tulips and crocuses at this time of year but it is a pain to empty,segregate and start over with the summer display. I recently purchased a big urn to brighten up a shady spot,I have some primulas,daffs and snowdrops in their at the moment. I think I will put a Japanese anemone and grass in here in summer,but once again I will have to swap. Am I being lazy or is there an easier way?

This next question isn't necessarily for Alan,but does anybody know how to get a plant named after someone without being the creative artist? My wife is ill and I think she would like it.

nerine bowdenii

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 14:37

Just bought myself some nerine bowdenii,in fact lots of,and was wondering how to get the best out of them. I have seen some flowering in gardens for a couple of months and I would love to recreate this.

What depth,soil conditions,position should they be planted in? I have seen some crowded with their necks out,but wouldn't this harm them as they are south African in origin?

Any advice would be gratefully received.

Lidl

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 14:29

Check out the bulbs on offer,two packs for £4. I got a few packs of nerine.

These would normally cost a lot more else where. Go on treat yourself.

Bargain much cheapness!

Seed swap

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 23:45

Around about now people will be starting to sow seeds and having a clear out of old seed packets or seeds of plants that they have lots of. So let's put them out there/here for people to pick and choose and swap.

By the way has anybody got any sanguisorbia? I revisited a GW show from last autumn and some of these look amazing.

Seed swap

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 15:26

Are they trees?

I don't think I have enough room or the patience for seed grown trees. Thanks anyway

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