Intro: Cats Dont Use My Garden As a Toilet!
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Another perennial problem I have, is every time I dig the garden over or prepare a seed bed the local cats decided its fair and nice of me to have created a litter box for them and go head and leave me delight little surprises...
Fortunately for them I live with a cat lover or there would be some very happy plants in my garden!, so it came to pass with this fate hanging over their heads that the lady of the house found a way to keep all sides happy....
Step 1: You Will Need
1) Find a bamboo bush (picture 2) -or other similar plant with bushy twiggy branches.
2) Time... time to let the life go out of the bushy twiggy bits .. so they dont assume you are trying to grow them and duely root
3) a pruning saw and hand cutters
Step 2: Sneak Up on Your Bamboo Patch
For this instructable we use bamboo - cause its a really cool plant with so many uses and we are lucky or unlucky enough to have a growth of it in the garden which keeps on invading our potato patch and making a pest of its self generally.... until we want some nice strong wood that is.
So select a length and hack it out, then work along it and cut off all the little branchlets, (see Image 3) further cutting each branchlet in to 30cm lengths
(dont discard the main stem - let it dry off - they have a mirad of uses from wicker fences ( will post that one soon - to tomatoe poles...)
You could use really any plant that has prickly bushey branches.. cats just love some where soft and warm to put their soft bottoms.. if its not soft they wont go there...
Step 3: Move on Those Cats!
Simply take the brachlets - let them dry off so they dont even think about putting down roots and taking over your garden bed, wait till they are brown and snappy basically...
Then plant them in your garden space about a cats bottom apart, more thickly around the out side. And they just wont bother...
Once your plants have taken over you can whip them out and dry up in a nice bundle for next time you have exposed earth.