This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
A friend of mine once had his flower garden literally torn to pieces by cats. He got a piece of straight deal and cut it into thin strips. Into one end of each strip he inserted, with a pair of bell pliers, a common pin cut off slantingly close to the head, the cut end of the pin being the part inserted. He could make a quantity of these in a short time. He placed them among his flowers in a slanting direction, and he never had his flowers injured afterwards. - L. C. K. in Gardening Illustrated.