The final straw..

I am fuming..absolutely livid.
In the front garden we have a little border that is full of lovely flowers and little plants..in the Winter when they have all died back its literally a Cat poo paradise. It stinks to high heaven and we have to clean it up..the neighbours look sheepish but never say anything.
So yesterday i was sweeping the front porch and caught a whiff..i could not believe it..my flowers have grown quite well and the border is filled with them..not a bit of dirt can be seen..so where did they poop..only on top of them..totally covered them in poo..thats it..am sick and tired of opening my door to the smell and bloody fed up of cleaning it up.
The border will be emptied and then either concreted or slate tiles will be put down.so they can't poo on it..it makes my blood boil..they are not my bloody cats yet i have to clean up the crap..i want to swear and say something else but i won't ..i think you catch my drift.
Its quite infuriating when your outside almost being sick cleaning it away and the neighbours can see you but always say "my cat uses a litter tray"..really..do you think i fell out the stupid tree.
And god help us from the dirty looks if we dare to shoo them away out the garden.
I am not a cat hater by any means but i hate what they leave behind.
flowertotmum
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  1. I don't know what the answer is. We have our own cat (who has a litter tray!) but our neighbours' cats don't and do their worst in our garden - have caught them in the act (their cats, not the neighbours!). They don't even try and bury it - just do it on our lawn. Cats have to "go" but you are absolutely right - it stinks and makes us fume, as well.

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    1. Hi it wouldn't be so bad if they buried the poop but its all over..i seriousy think there is something wrong with the cats around here..ill or the food doesn't agree with them..i know they have to go but they do it on the path,grass,flowers and last year one on them did it right next to our paddling pool on the grass..
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  2. My parents have soms device that makes a clicking noise, no cats on the lawn anymore for the last two years. I think it runs on batteries.

    Siebrie

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    1. Hi I tried one of them last year..it apparently emits a high pitch sound the cats don't like..it never worked as i reckon they are deaf lol..
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  3. just be glad that you dont have foxes pooing in your garden even our resident owl is a menace he chucks poo all over my swing bench, the munkjacks decimate every now and again just for fun ...lol got to love the wildlife round here

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    1. O dear..we have a couple of foxes that ever so often wander up the middle of our road but never found any of there poop..i bet cat poo is the lesser of the two evils..
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  4. You're right - cat poo stinks!! Even worse when it's not even your own cat. Our cat always uses the same bit of space I've left her in the borders. The place she used to use is now covered in pea gravel with a greenhouse there too. They dont like to dig in gravel or slate so that should work for you.

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    1. I am so hoping that the slate will work..i actually can't wait to get it and sort it out..same as our old cat..he would do his buisness in the border the same spot and we would then get rid of it..
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  5. I know exactly what you mean... They used the pots that I had tucked under my garden bench. Couldn't fathom where the stench was coming from. Had to chuck all my mint plant varieties out. We put bits of holly all over the borders and pots now. We tried everything elsse on the market to stop them It seems to have worked

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    1. Yep i have had one poop in my flower tubs..i wondered why the flowers were all over the floor..a great pile of poop in there was the reason..i chucked the lot..not very frugal but i certainly didn't fancy scrubbing it out..
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  6. Get yourself a water pistol - one of those super powered ones and drench the cats every time you see them going near your boarder - that'll stop them xx

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    1. I would absolutley love too..unfortunately as the border is the front of the house i don't see them..i would use a bloody water cannon lmao
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  7. Have you tried putting pea sticks or prickly branches among your plants - it stops them squatting to 'perform'. A couple of friends have had success with this. Barbara

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    1. We tried this and they just poop next to them on the path..
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  8. Apparently there are some plants that cats don't like-coleus and lavender, they also don't like strong citrus smells and they don't like walking on mulch such as stones or pine cones. I hope you find something that will deter them, other than having to take out your flower bed.

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    1. I did see a pin on pinterest about pinecones in the borders..i would need a ton of them to cover it..it would look very nice though..i have a small lavender bush in my flower border near the back door and they never poop there so i may try abd get some lavender plants to go on the slate as double protection.
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  9. With all the work that goes into gardening, that is very saddening when it's ruined like that. People are quite inconsiderate, aren't they? I don't know why people let their cats outside anyway with all the risks associated with it. I totally relate to your problem. There is an elderly man whose dog loves to urinate on our mailbox garden patch. Today I saw him going by and told him I don't want the dog on the property. People are also supposed to have their dogs on leashes anyway. I wish we had a 7 ft. fence around our whole property. Your plans sound good!

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    1. Its outrageous he lets his dog pee up your mailbox,dog pee stinks to high heaven..we have a small dog and when he pees we use Jeyes fluid on it to neutralize the smell and the dog doesn't like it so won't go in the spot again..the 7ft fence is a great idea..i would love to just cut our garden off from the rest of the world to be
      honest..i will sort the problem for sure.
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  10. My late husband would pick it up in a plastic bag and put it in front of the offending cat owner's gate, right where they would step when they came out of their yard. It only took a couple of times and we never had to clean up someone else's cat poo.

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    1. O wow your husband is a legend..i would to do this..it would be a carrier bag of poo though lol..
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  11. Many years ago, my neighbour had a sandbox for her, then, two young children. A family on the other side of her house had a cat that kept using it as a litter box. One day, the mother collected the offending "droppings" and went to knock on the door of her neighbour that had the cat. She said to the lady, "I think this belongs to you" and gave her the "droppings". Never again did that cat use the sandbox and there was no WWIII in the neighbourhood!
    Myra from Winnipeg, Canada

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    1. This is brilliant..thing is i am never sure whose cat it is..there are about 7-8 cats within two doors of our house..i am glad it worked for your neighbour..
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