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Ideas to stop cats pooing in my veg patch?

Wiltshire, United Kingdom Gb

Please someone help me... I'm at my wits end with picking up cat poo and massacred birds from my veg patch - has anyone got any ideas how I can stop them from using my patch?

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You can buy a special product for this from garden centres, hun.

Some people put clear plastic bottles filled with water around the plants or stick little twigs in the ground sticking upwards, and bits of citrus peel are said to work too.

11 May, 2009


If the cat has really decided to poo there it is going to be difficult to persuade them to stop. If it isn't yours the best bet is the proprietary stiff from a garden centre... if it is your cat you may just have to live with it.

11 May, 2009


i think MG probably meant stuff.

Lilydee, this problem crops up a lot - if you do a search on cats/problem/poo or whatever on this site, you should be able to read past answers to the question which hopefully will help you.

I've actually got netting over my raised bed at present wch I put there to deter birds, but it's keeping cats off too which is good. It'll have to come off for pollination though.

11 May, 2009


Im suffering with this too at the moment - its one of my best chums cats which makes it harder - Im currently trying stuck in cuttings of Mahonia and Holly, and Im propogating on Scaredy cat plants as quickly as I can (they worked for me at my last house).

11 May, 2009

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