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Can any one help with plants I can put in my garden to stop cats using as a toilet.  I have used repellents to no avail and am now looking at plants.  If someone can suggest the best things to plant to stop or reduce this it would be much appreciated.



  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,429

    Jules, your plight is a common one! May I suggest that you search the forum for past threads regarding this topic, trust me there has been hundreds! And on each one people get angry, others get offended and it all just gets rather repetitive.

    I do understand this is a serious issue for many gardeners and I'm sure you will find some helpful, humane control methods suggested, also many that aren't either of those things but you can be the judge of what idea may work best for you. image hope this helps, good luck!

  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,898

    Rocket. Sow seeds in small pots and plant out when they are about 6" high. They hate it.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,892

    My daughter bought those Cat Shoo plants, made no difference at all. I dont have neighbours so no other cats, but mine is kept of with bits of chicken wire/mesh placed in the gaps, once the plants have grown he doesnt bother.

    I havent yet found a plant he doesnt like.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,051

    another £1 for me


  • Katherine WKatherine W Posts: 410


    Might get one for rabbits... of course nosy neighbours might get sprayed too, but that's rather a bonus. image

  • Katherine WKatherine W Posts: 410

    (sorry, I know it's not a plant)

  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,232

    Yep, one (or more) of those hose-fed motion sensing sprinkers would be the way I'd go. Cats pooing in my garden makes me soooo angry! Luckily we don't have a big problem with it since our planting has thickened out.


  • Katherine WKatherine W Posts: 410

    I might add that having a cat of your own would also probably solve the problem. I never had strange cats in my various gardens since I have Muffin and Jonesy... of course THEY do their business in the garden, but it's only two cats vs the whole neighbourhood's brood. They are territorial animals. image

  • I would never wish to hurt a cat (after all I am a LEO) but, I find that a well-directed pebble, accompanied with a stern 'hiss' gets the message across - they use the top of the fence as a lay-by to wherever they are going..

  • gardengirl6gardengirl6 Posts: 223

    Try growing a curry plant - usually found in herb section at the garden centre.    I put one in my front garden to keep the local cats away, and it worked for me.     Of course, you do get a whiff of curry yourself, but I don't mind that.

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