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Beebumble2 Sat 23-Mar-19 08:20:32

Over the winter a couple of lovely local cats decided to use a part of my garden as a toilet.
I had dumped some old compost in this particular corner of the flower bed and was going to spread it around in the spring.
Looking for a natural deterrent, I came across 3 suggestions of coffee grounds, citrus peel and vick vapour rub. Apparently the smell put them off.For a week I combined spent coffee grounds, chopped up orange peel and a teaspoon of vapour rub.
I’ve just come back from being away and there’s no more cats poo!

ThomasHardyPerennial Sun 24-Mar-19 11:10:37

Thank you for posting this!

ATailofTwoKitties Sun 24-Mar-19 11:11:28

I think you've just reinvented the Lemsip Max.

Knittedfairies Sun 24-Mar-19 11:28:37

I stuck sprigs of holly in a bare patch of ground to deter cats. (As Corporal Jones would say, they don't like it up 'em.)

peridito Mon 25-Mar-19 08:31:42

Any chance you could distill and bottle the odour Beebumble ?

There's a corner in my front room that my elderly cats prefer to their litter trays .....

ppeatfruit Mon 25-Mar-19 09:02:00

Strong smells (especially mint ) are very effective for keeping out 'visitors' in the attic too. I have a room spray that does the trick, it might work for your cats too perdito.

peridito Mon 25-Mar-19 09:13:46

Thanks ppeatfruit .

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