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Re: Baby bunnies NOW Discouraging Neighborhood Cats


Sounds like your neighbors needed a good soaking with the water
hose...............Wouldn't that have been fun..:-D
Good on you for planting that tree!
A

Andrea
Beaufort, SC Zone 8b
raider843@earthlink.net


> [Original Message]
> From: Christopher P. Lindsey <lindsey@mallorn.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 3/19/2006 3:27:45 PM
> 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.
>
> With a 60x60 backyard I don't want to take up too much room on prickly
> plants.  Especially since it can come in from three sides...  It's a 
> great idea, though!
>
> My neighbor behind me used to come into my yard looking for her cat all
> of the time.  She would walk through all of the flowerbeds calling her
> cat.  Later she cut a hole in her fence and put a screen over it so that
> she could just crawl through that to get in instead of having to walk 
> around the block.
>
> She's a very nice lady, but that annoyed me to no end.  I remember
working 
> on the deck two summers ago and watching her climb through; then her
husband
> came through from the front of the house.  I set down my hammer and just
> watched them, waiting for them to acknowledge me or explain what they were
> doing.  No such luck -- they just walked through my yard without saying
> a thing until I finally asked what was up a few minutes later.
>
> That was when I decided to plant a Poncirus trifoliata (hardy orange)
right
> under the hole in the fence.  Shortly thereafter she replaced that whole 
> section of fence -- sans hole.
>
> If you're not familiar with the plant, check out the thorns here:
>
>    http://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/images/low/E790-0901021.jpg
>
> Chris
>
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