Originally Posted by Toyotacrawler
I have a question for you guys/gals out there. We are having an issue with our stupid fat cat crapping in our flower beds. Now when the lady gets out there digging around in the flower bed and gets that crappy goo all over her shoes and gloves she is not happy. When she's not happy, nobody is happy...including the dog.
We have tried Cayenne Pepper, Pet away products, spraying fatty with the water hose and I've even thrown his own poo at him using a shovel.
The only other thing I can think of doing is putting a .22 round in his fat head. Now I would rather not do that because I'd feel bad for a day or two if I did.
So do you guys have any suggestions on how to keep his fat muffin ass out of the flower beds?
Thank you TW for your support in this crappy matter!
P.S. He crapped the garden last year and I'm sure he will do it again this year....fat bastard!
Get rid of the cat. Problem solved. Cats are evil sinister creatures anyways
...that's just my opinion though...I hate cats.
Originally Posted by Shemicals
So I searched all over TW and did not find a show off your Garden Thread or Garden BS thread.
As a new home owner and avid Botanist I wanted a place where i can bullshit with the guys who know so much about trucks and hopefully get some gardening tips on how to create the perfect zen garden.
I will start with a few questions of my own.
1) I am planting my Queen Palms and Arbeola Shrubs (I think that is their name) and I am about to dig my holes and mix the plants into the ground with some Red Gorilla Hair Shredded Mulch - Question One: will the mulch suffice for growth and transplant or will i also need to mix a potting soil/fertilizer in with the mulch? Any tips on what soil to use if any?
2) I am planning on running black bamboo all around the perimiter of my yard to create a nice strong/thick/tall wall of privacy. I dig the zen/bonzai garden theme so I will be incorporation lots of asian plants/pieces like Bonzai Trees, a Koi pond, a garden bridge etc. - Question two: how do you control the direction in which Bamboo grows? how do you get the bamboo to grow outward and spread like wild fire?
As for now that is all I have to ask - I will scan and post my blue print for my dream garden and I will take some photos of my yard for y'all.
I would seriously re-think your bamboo idea. Most people try to get rid of that stuff.
Here's the front.
Evergreens : Holly and azaleas (moving the azaleas to the back soon, still trying to decide what to put in their place.) There is also an azalea at the corner of the garage that blooms white in spring. The others in front bloom pink.
Annuals: Begonias (red and white), colleus (green & purple). Purple fountain grass (It's an annual here in GA)
**in front of the begonias was sweet potato vine. I won't be planting that again this year. It's a good looking plant but grows way too rapidly for that small area. What you see there is after pruning twice a week and started with 3 tiny little plants in June (I think I took this pic in August.)
Around the mailbox is liriope and begonias.
Shrubs: Azaleas (2 varieties), firepower nandina (nice lime green color in summer, red in winter), Heavenly bamboo nandina. Knockout rose bushes (adding more this year)
Trees: Two crape myrtles, two River Birches
Flowering Perrenials: Day lillies (orange bloom), easter lillies (white bloom)
Ornamental grasses: Purple fountain grass (Annual), Northwind switch grass (perrenial).
Then I have hosta lining both sides of my house (they love the shade between the houses)