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    Default Cats and square foot gardening

    My neighbours have cats and I don't want my square foot gardens to become their favourite place for them to do their business!
    Anyway, had a happy coincidence today - I was putting some string across my beds to define the squares and looping it round thumb tacks pushed into the wood. Then I just hooked some bird netting over the tacks and that will keep the pesky cats off too Didn't have to attach it in any other way.

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    Hi patch, good idea nothing worse than having your seedlings dug up and poo`d on.

    Good luck and pics please.

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    I read the title and thought you were going to grow some cats

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    I thought Patchninja was a cat owner who had some good ideas for keeping the cats happy and growing veg too! Like growing catnip and kitty grass in amongst the veg.
    Whooops - now what are the dogs getting up to?

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    Well, if the neighbours' cats get in my veg patch, I may well try planting a cat or two!

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    Good idea. We currently lie trellis over all our beds, it dosn't look good but it certainly works where everything else failed.

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    Good plan.

    My mum rang me yesterday to tell me she'd seen a programme where a local council equipped their park wardens with an aerosol can which, when sprayed onto dog poo, turned it hard and blue! She was a little vague on why this was such a good thing and we surmised that it was perhaps to make it easier for visitors to avoid or for the litter pickers to spot and to pick up with their grabbers.
    I suggested that something blue and unusual on the floor might attract some people to go and have a poke.
    Anyway, has anyone else heard of this stuff or has my mum been on the crack again?
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    My grandfather used crushed up campden tablets DO NOT SNIFF IT .one sniff and they never came back I use holly twigs pushed in around the edge of my tubs
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