It’s the Fourth of July…everyone’s firing up the BBQ right?
Okay…before you think me completely horrid I didn’t actually skewer any kitties, well at least none to BBQ.
Remember my plastic fork solution last winter, when the neighbor’s cats were using my garden as their toilet? Well things got really ugly after the Rhododendron came out and that area was bare for a few weeks, even after I planted they still thought it was their personal litter box. The smell was bad, but the digging up of my newly planted plants in the process is what finally sent me over the edge. I didn’t want to bring the forks out again; they were subtle but not enough so now that we are spending so much time in the back yard. Spikes, I kept thing about spikes as a deterrent. I remembered the glass and nails I saw along the top of the garden walls in New Orleans. Then it hit me, cheap bamboo skewers! They are long enough and sharp enough to make it difficult for even the most agile cat to sneak through the area unscathed.
And yes, I am just picky enough that I actually painted them brown, to blend in with the soil (yes, I really did), after all I already had a can of brown spray paint leftover from another project.
So the skewers, plus the fact that the plants are growing, has meant very little kitty mess to clean up after. Unfortunately I still have plenty of messes to clean up, since the stupid Privet is snowing it’s blooms down on everything underneath.
It’s particularly fun when they pile up on the Agaves.
Happy Independence Day to my American readers, and if you have any skewers left over after the BBQ…