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Wanting to make a bog garden but will the neighbours pets disturb it?

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Hello everyone,

I'm thinking of making a bog area in my garden but there is one problem...

The neighbours cats! As cats do they always come into MY garden and dig up plants and do there business in there. So I'm a bit worried about making a bog with these pests running loose.

Any suggestions about to keep them out?

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I would think it unlikely that a cat would choose to use a bog as as a bog!

 

They generally go for sandy, dry areas to do their business. I think your CP's would be more at risk from slugs and snails.

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I'm with Jaicen on this one. Cats don't generally like water in any form. My Dog is a different matter, he would spend all his available time in it...

 

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And then you have to put him back in the water when he gets home, for a bath  Dogs are crafty :laugh1:

 

Hmm... so you have met my dog? ...

 

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Thanks all now I know that the cats won't be a problem what about other pests?

Birds and slugs?

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Slugs can be solved with pellets,if you are not up for the small sprinkling of blue pellets all over the place, put the pellets in a tray as I do. Birds? Get a cat!, but that was the problem in the first place.

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We have 4 cats, the only one we let outside insists on coming back in the house to use the toilet!

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They have been known to steal the occasional plant.

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Unless you have sphagnum growing on the surface of the bog, birds aren't generally a problem and even then only during nesting time. They drag the moss out of bogs and pots which isn't a problem when it is round mature plants, which are well anchored, but many a seedling has vanished to that great birds nest in the sky.

Slugs I have never found a great problem, generally only early season on new growth, the most common and problematic pest you will get, as they disfigure new growth before you know you have got them, will probably be aphids.

But big enough bogs will produce so many plants you will rarely notice the odd poor disfigured pitcher, especially as you wont really be growing specimen plants outdoors.

 

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Steve

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