....to plant this spring in a spot where disgusting dog owners like to stop
their filthy beasts on my property. Shrub must be capable of inflicting
enough damage to send the dog to the vet. I'm thinking of barberry. Open to
suggestions for other shrub options. The planting spot receives sun for
about 2/3 of the day, and will be buried in snow for 3 months out of the
I don't know where this idea came from...
A small battery operated fan attached to a motion sensor
that is attached to a small contraption of cheyenne and
black pepper. If the spritz doesn't shoot up too high, I'm
thinking along the lines that ONLY the dog will get whiff
of it and thus if it's hidden well enough, people won't be
apt to steal it.
Or even better yet, get some oil of mating for dogs and
put it on something off your property where you can get
odd pictures of dogs and neighbors... if there's a remote
controlled spritzing device you can spritz the legs of the
Hmm. I bet such an item would sell and could be patented.
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They DO make a motion activated sprinkler that is supposed to shoo pests
| > something to stop filthy beasts...
| I don't know where this idea came from...
| A small battery operated fan attached to a motion sensor
| that is attached to a small contraption of cheyenne and
| black pepper. If the spritz doesn't shoot up too high, I'm
| thinking along the lines that ONLY the dog will get whiff
| of it and thus if it's hidden well enough, people won't be
| apt to steal it.
| Or even better yet, get some oil of mating for dogs and
| put it on something off your property where you can get
| odd pictures of dogs and neighbors... if there's a remote
| controlled spritzing device you can spritz the legs of the
| Hmm. I bet such an item would sell and could be patented.
| Jim Carlock
| Post replies to newsgroup.
actually... animals dont get used to it. raccoons for instance will make it
duty to topple the thing if they can. problem with water cannons is they cant be
used in winter.
opuntia is hardy under the snow. Ingrid
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When my husband and I bought our first house we had that problem. Everyone
in the neighborhood
wo was walking a dog let it stop on my front yard.
I just made a simple little sign on my computer, in nice bold lettering.
We don't use your yard for a toilet.
Please don't let your animals use ours for one!
It only took a week. Long enough for all the dog walkers to see it, and it
It enabled us to stay friendly with the neighbors too since each of them
could blame the other guy LOL
| > ....to plant this spring in a spot where disgusting dog owners like to
| > their filthy beasts on my property. Shrub must be capable of inflicting
| > enough damage to send the dog to the vet. I'm thinking of barberry. Open
| > suggestions for other shrub options. The planting spot receives sun for
| > about 2/3 of the day, and will be buried in snow for 3 months out of the
| > year.
| Shame about the snow. I was going to recommend several large variegated
| Agave but I don't know if they'll handle snow for 3 months. How about
| wire on some bamboo poles?
I'd think that'd be the best choice. A very pretty "wall" could be grown
of mixed shrubbs starting with pyrocantha as about the biggest thing.
There are hundreds of varieties of hawthorns, some have three to five inch
spikes, most of which would do very well in places with very cold winters
& lots of snow. Barberry bushes & rugosa roses are good intermediate-sized
impenetrable shrubs, euphorbia crown-of-thorns for something shorter, &
vicious groundcovers like some creeping rubra species, or
smilex/greenbriar, or dwarf crimson barberry. A natural barrier of spiky
plants could be very beautiful, flowery, & winter-berried for year-round
color, though one would require enough room in one's yard to steer pretty
clear of it while relaxing, & buy some gardening armor come pruning time.
-paghat the ratgirl
"Of what are you afraid, my child?" inquired the kindly teacher.
"Oh, sir! The flowers, they are wild," replied the timid creature.
Rugosa! I lived with a 20' row of those for as many years and loved them. I
The spot in question is about 50' from the house, on a street corner.
There's a street sign, and the town could, in theory, say they need access
to it regularly, but I wasn't planning on consulting with them. Anyway...to
narrow the choices a bit: I used to have a monster of a barberry next to my
garage. It was 8 feet high and 5 feet wide. If I needed to paint, or clean
the gutters, I used to squeeze the barberry into a smaller "form"
temporarily by wrapping it in Romex - the wire you find running through the
walls of most houses. If the town ever needed to do whatever towns do to
street signs (like assign 5 guys at $45 per hour to wax it), I'd need a
plant rugged enough to be imprisoned and squeezed like I did with the
I have been toying with the idea of planting some roses, probably rugosa
roses, to discourage kids from riding their bikes across my yard. There's
nothing quite as nasty as falling into a rose bush! I haven't had good luck
with pyrocantha and barberry isn't nasty enough in my opinion.
I'm sorry to have not included a description then. There's no need to
sully yourself by watching an HP flick. for the purposes of this
discussion it's a tree that for one reason or another is very bad
tempered and if you get near it, it's likely to reach over and "whomp"
you with a vengeance. It smashed up a Ford Anglia once and the latest
movie it flings the people around.
I think it's make believe though so I don't think you can order them
from your usual suppliers.
I resisted the Harry Potter movies for as long as I could but my 8 and 5
year old are more persistent than I am stubborn. Turns out I enjoyed
them after all - who'd a thunk it?
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