I'm fed up with the neighbours cat using my beloved garden as its toilet and killing the birds that try to visit the bird table. Its putting me off going out there. Can anyone recommend a deterrent?
See this thread http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/help/570566.html - about the most effective and humane deterrent as far as I'm aware
Oooh another cat thread I can't resist the temptation to post even if Pauline is going to tell me off again
One thing I found with the scarecrow is it is best to use metal fittings on the hoses rather than the plastic hozelock type ones. Because they need hose pressure constantly to work, the plastic fittings can 'pop off', this invariably happens at night or when you are out, so you then find the garden flooded. Since I changed to metal fittings no problems with them at all, Draper seem like the best fit and have been totally reliable.
There have been various threads about cats, here is one, don't know if something mentioned in it might help. http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/problem-solving/cats-in-the-graden/243010.html
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