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Keeping Cats off My Veg Patch

Posted: 19/01/2012 at 19:15

I don't have any domestic pets but found a waterpistol quite a good deterrant if on the spot.

Cats also don't like citrus, I think it confuses their sense of smell so some thing like a pice of old t towel soaked in orange oil at the spot where they normally enter the garden will work and will last longer than chiili or curry powder. You will of course have to top it up in warm weather

Talkback: Robins

Posted: 22/12/2011 at 23:17

Some Robins are much braver than others. We consider ourselves fortunate to have had Robins nesting either in, or very close to our garden for the last 30 years. A few years ago we had a particularly chirpy chap to whom we would feed tiny cubes of cheese each day. If he considered we were ignoring him, he would come in the patio doors and fly around the kitchen until he got our attention, then fly out and wait for his daily treat. Later on in the summer all we had to do was stand at the same doors and tap a knife on the edge of the cheese plate, to watch this delightful little flash of olive cream and red come hurtling up the garden. He is sadly no longer with us, but will always be remembered with great fondness

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