Cats fouling my garden.

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Sarah Winfield

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I seem to have created a "super-loo" for the local feline population.

There are hundreds of suggestions on the internet on how to keep cats away; so many in fact that obviously there isn't a simple cure.

Galvanised wire lain over the inviting bit of garden seems to be one worth trying.

What other methods have members tried and which have proved successful please?

(I know how to keep elephants away!)

Thanks,

SW
 
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Get a cat, they never mess in their own patch and will keep others out!!
 
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Do an internet search for plants that are known to be cat repellents. What is more natural than plants nearby to a garden railway. The only caution would be to avoid those which grow tall and cannot easily be trimmed.
I have a dog which chases cats and pigeons; he does not deter the cats or the pigeons. They seem to know when he is about. Dogs can be as big a problem as cats sometimes. Chasing cats or birds can cause damage to you structures and track.
 
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Do an internet search for plants that are known to be cat repellents. What is more natural than plants nearby to a garden railway. The only caution would be to avoid those which grow tall and cannot easily be trimmed.
I have a dog which chases cats and pigeons; he does not deter the cats or the pigeons. They seem to know when he is about. Dogs can be as big a problem as cats sometimes. Chasing cats or birds can cause damage to you structures and track.
Not only that but dogs like to dig and leave their own deposits. I shudder to think of having our Husky, that passed many moons before our garden railway, around at the same time as the railway.
 
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A chap I worked with a few years ago used to obtain dried lion dung and spread that around his flower beds.

Seemed to do the job (no pun intended)....
 
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A chap I worked with a few years ago used to obtain dried lion dung and spread that around his flower beds.

Seemed to do the job (no pun intended)....
Heard about lion poo to keep cats away as a bird keeper with a couple of aviaries, but other bird keepers didn't rate it!! Mind if the lion queen maybe it was the wrong smell.
 
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Biggest problem here isn't the cats its the urban foxes.....
 
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At least the cats will try to cover it up.. So tend to find lose substrate..
The b*%&dy foxes, just carp anywhere! :(
 
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You will need to aim carefully to avoid damaging the railway.
 
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Don't tell me...

You've got one of those in the shed as well! :eek:;):rofl::rofl:
 
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I seem to have created a "super-loo" for the local feline population.

There are hundreds of suggestions on the internet on how to keep cats away; so many in fact that obviously there isn't a simple cure.

Galvanised wire lain over the inviting bit of garden seems to be one worth trying.

What other methods have members tried and which have proved successful please?

(I know how to keep elephants away!)

Thanks,

SW
Moved House

But before that, we used to chuck the cat poo back over the fence (it was next door's moggies wot dun it in the first place)

They say cats are clean, that's because they never shit in their own gardens, and the owners don't get the smell or the inconvenience :punch::punch::punch::punch:

The garden in our present house is actually bordered by 5 other gardens - all our friends and neighbours in the village are well acquainted with my views on the matter, and the fact that I will throw things at any cat in my garden. I haven't fallen out with any of our friends and neighbours ................. yet :mask::mask::mask::mask::mask:
 
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I laid bits of holly bush on our lawn, it worked.
 
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Don't tell me...

You've got one of those in the shed as well! :eek:;):rofl::rofl:
I may have to invest if this doesn't do it's job. Not very clear in these low res photos, but there are twin strands of barbed wire topped by a continuous coil. It's meant to keep thieving b******s out and so far it's proved a real deterrent for felines and other assorted wildlife too.
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So if we feed the cats to the urban foxes we're part way to a solution?


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Chilli Powder and Pepper work, use it where they last dumped in the Garden they will smell around to go again and get a nose full. Trouble is you need to redo it after damp weather or dew.
 
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Used tea bags soaked in Olbas oil seems to work quite well
 
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Simplest of all, see them, shout at them or clap your hands. One cat likes to eye up the birds in our garden, but one of us just has to appear at the window now and he's off. In fact, if he sees us when we are out anywhere, even in the car, he skedaddles at high speed!
 
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A sprinkler with a motion detector may work

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