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stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 17:44

I used to think gardeners were a relaxed bunch, not so according to this thread.  I actually dont mind any animal roaming my garden and apart from the neighbour cats we have foxes who dont mind where they go to the toilet and squirrels who dig up plants, I had newly planted plugs dug up this morning and in each place there was a peanut, then the magpie who swoop on small birds midflight, yes they are wild animals but still as disruptive, just nobody to blame.  But cats are not like dogs they really are a wild animal who 'allow's us to partially domesticate it.  I would rather have the neighbours cats in the garden than hear their kids shrieking, and I just clear up the foxes mess and replant the plants.  Relax, thats what gardening is about.  

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 18:07

I have a big piece of netting that I throw over the flower bed and keep it in place with canes, both seem to deter the cats, the netting is in a messy heap so maybe they dont know what it is or if they will get stuck in it, anyway it does the job, also from birds who eat my seeds.  


Posted: 29/04/2015 at 17:45

Thank you everyone for great advise I'll just keep my fingers crossed.  I saw this last year in an NT place in Norfolk and loved the cream flowers so I'm really hoping it settles in and I get the display I saw there.  


Posted: 29/04/2015 at 08:45

I am on the south coast and the border is a new one, south facing although it has been really nice weather for a few weeks now not so good.  Will leave it and hope that it is, as you said, transplant shock.  Thanks 


Posted: 29/04/2015 at 08:11

I thought they flowered in the summer, its a sisyrinchium striatum and supposed to have cream summer flowers, although I'm not expecting a lot this summer.  Its already been planted would it help to dig it up and mix in some shingle, the soil is not too heavy but maybe too heavy for that.  


Posted: 29/04/2015 at 07:53

Hi Does anyone know why the leaves on my newly planted 40cm high sisyrinchium are turning brown on the tips, like they are burnt.  It was planted about 6 weeks ago.  Thanks.  

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 18:28

I'm making notes of all of the plants and flowers you have all mentioned to get them for next year, thanks

Japanese anemone

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 15:44

Thanks for the really good advice everyone, I will add compost and see how they do next year.  I haven't usually bothered with them too much until now so maybe they do need some TLC, I would be sad to lose them as they usually brighten up the garden a lot when other things are dying back. 

Japanese anemone

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 13:12

Hi thanks for that, what does a vine weevil look like.  I don't think it could be that as there are leaves underneath all of the messy ones that look quite fresh. Its just that there have been hardly any flowers and brown messy looking leaves.  I did cut it right down early on and the new leaves after that looked great, so it is most probably the lack of water which has been in short supply here.  Do I mulch now and what with.  Also could the plants be old and maybe need splitting up or whatever they have been in quite a few years. 

Japanese anemone

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 09:52

Hi, does anyone know why my established Japanese anemone has hardly flowered this year and what flowers I had have already died off.  The leaves are looking shrivelled despite watering from a water butt although new growth is underneath, but the whole plant looks a mess. 

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