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scaredy cat plant, does it work



  • FarmergeddunFarmergeddun Posts: 229

    Try halving some lemons and leaving them in your patch.  Lemon is poisonous to cats and they don't like the smell.

  • fionamac15fionamac15 Posts: 1

    Hi new to this and saw all your cat comments...  have just bought a scaredy cat plant...    so I guess if it doesn't work might get nice flowers from it...      anyhoo   back to the cat problem...    I found the best thing to get to chase cats was moth balls...   I went to the local woollen factory where they have them in abuncance at the yarn store..   try asking for some or offer to pay...  but they definitely worked....   well till all the rain washed them away...   but I think for fun I will buy a super soaker   kids and hubby beware......

  • SweetPea93SweetPea93 Posts: 446

    used coffee beans, and citrus rind helps. So does a product called 'get off' and it's none toxic - it smells of lemons. Muscle rub is interesting. I once used it on my leg and not long after putting it on, my then kitten, attacked my leg, so I can confirm they hate it. It's strong to us imagine how strong it is to them.

  • Aurora2Aurora2 Posts: 8

    keeping cats off your garden is hard, and getting your own dog orcat is an extreme measure, but l find that planting strong smellibg plants such as garlic and onion with veg helps, they can't stand the smell it seems. marblescan work in the flowers tho image

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    I hate to admit it but my mother in law had sucess with a motion activated dog ornament which barks when they attempt to pee up her front door! I feel silly for laughing at her now image
  • sara haywoodsara haywood Posts: 143

    I have two cats who seem to like using their own garden, to protect areas that I don't wish them to use I place skewers (the wooden type, once the plants have grown up you don't notice them and it keeps the cats away, I have now managed to train them to one area which makes it easier for me to clean up. 


    above is a plant pot in the house that my little cat liked to use when my back was turned, the skewers persuaded her to move on! 


  • jad1jad1 Posts: 130

    I didnt find the plant any good. I invested in a cat scarer. Approved by the R.S.P C A

    cost about £11 pound two years ago. It did the trick.

  • jad1jad1 Posts: 130

    Although i use a cat scarier my neighbor buys a cat repellent which has garlic in it.

    She has had good results

  • Bamboo skewers work.  You need a lot of them, be careful when working in the garden.

    My Mum found another solution - get one of the cats, a territorial one, to 'adopt' your garden as it's own.  It'll keep the other cats out and 'go' elsewhere.

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