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Re: Baby bunnies NOW Discouraging Neighborhood Cats


What about using those little spike devices that keep cats out of indoor
plants or mulch with sycamore balls to keep them out of your front garden?
Bonnie ETN Zone 7


> [Original Message]
> From: Zemuly Sanders <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 3/19/2006 10:45:30 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Baby bunnies NOW Discouraging Neighborhood Cats
>
> Prickly bushes do work very well in discouraging cats.  My Chestnut rose
is 
> just huge and safely houses a multitude of small birds.  The same holds
true 
> for an enormouse multiflora rose.  The large birds can just fly higher in 
> the trees.
> zem
> zone 7
> West TN
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Theresa" <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2006 9:29 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Baby bunnies
>
>
> > Hey Chris-  I have managed to reduce the cats in my back yard- my idea
> > of planting pyracantha did actually help.  The corner where most of them
> > used to come in is now completely covered by the Gold Rush pyracantha
> > plants I put in about 4 years ago- and guess what-  the kitties don't
> > like getting their toes poked.  It gives the birds a great cover and
> > habitat that is safe.  I have my bird feeder right next to it.  I also
> > have a couple of climbing roses along other parts of the fence.  Yeah!
> > success.  Now if I could get them to stop using my front garden as a
> > litter box.
> >
> >
> > Theresa
> > Who loves cats- owns 3 of them- but hates neighborhood cats who IMHO
> > should be kept indoors.
> >
> > Christopher P. Lindsey wrote:
> >
> >>>>The only other animal I'm worried about is the
> >>>>neighbor's cat.  She likes
> >>>>to brag about how it's part bobcat and it has no
> >>>>problems jumping the 8'
> >>>>fence between us both.
> >>>>
> >>>>I hate outdoor cats...
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>hum.... might have been. Didn't think you had cats in
> >>>your yard.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>Not too many lately -- I ended up taking the bird feeder down because 
> >>their
> >>cat would camp out under it.
> >>
> >>I should start flinging Romeo's waste into their yard if their cat's
going
> >>to hang out in mine.  :)
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>> You can hope, but I think they will be back to enjoy
> >>>all of your plants on a daily bases while Romeo is
> >>>inside...
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>I wish there was a way to tell them to eat something particular.  I'd
> >>gladly buy them lettuce if they'd eat it, but no...  They decide the
> >>hydrangeas are tastier and it's all over.  :)
> >>
> >>Chris
> >>
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