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- My small contribution to the big wide web dedicated to helping fellow gardeners, garden lovers and garden bird lovers keep cats out of their gardens.

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Why an Indoor Cat is a Safe Cat

Outdoor cats face death every day from road traffic and it is the number one cat killer but cars are not the only threat they face when you let them out of your home. Other ways your pet cat can be killed or seriously injured/maimed include pesticides and poisonous plants in neighbouring gardens, poisonous mice…

How To Stop Cats Pooping In Your Garden

I get quite a few emails asking how to stop cats pooping in your garden when the cat owner doesn’t give a poop about you or your flower beds. One I received a few days ago in particular had an air of desperation to it that is familiar to many a gardener. Here’s the email….. Dear Bob…

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Do Cats Like Peppermint?

Before deciding whether to try a plant as a cat repellent we first need to find out if the cat likes or dislikes the aroma. Here’s my findings so far on the peppermint plant. Do cats like peppermint? Many cats do not like the smell of peppermint as it contains Salicylate which is poisonous to…

how to keep cats out of a sandbox

How To Keep Cats Out Of Sandboxes

Jean from Kings Lynn wrote asking for advice on how to keep cats from pooping in her kids sandbox. She tells me the culprits are neighbours cats. How to keep cats out of your sandbox Keep it covered – even a tarpaulin weighted down will do for now Consider replacing the sandbox with one that…

do cats like lavender

Do Cats Like Lavender?

There seems to be mixed messages online regarding lavender plants and cats. As lavender is one of my favourite shrubs I though I would do some testing and digging…. Do cats like lavender? While a minority of cats do seem to enjoy the aroma of lavender, the majority of cats do not. The ASPCA list…

is cinnamon safe for cats?

is cinnamon safe for cats ?

If you are thinking of using Cinnamon as a cat repellent you will want to be sure it is safe to do so. Many folk have Cinnamon around the home and use it for digestive problems, pain, even to treat colds. But will Cinnamon hurt cats? Is Cinnamon safe for cats? Although the ASPCA have…

is rosemary toxic to cats

Is Rosemary Toxic To Cats

While many gardeners use the aroma of herb plants to help deter cats from their garden you want to be sure you aren’t going to make the cat or any other animal ill from your plants. Is Rosemary toxic to cats? While most cats do not like the aroma of Rosemary it isn’t toxic to…

Cat looking for a spot to poop in garden

Cat Poop – The Real Risks From Cats Pooping In Your Garden

Dear Bob – I was cleaning up the neighbours cat poop from my lawn this morning and it occurred to me that there must be other cats pooping in my flowerbeds and burying it. Could this hidden cat faeces actually pose a health risk to me as I’m a keen gardener?   Joanne – Wool, Dorset Is…