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Susan sawasy

Rabbits

Looking for plants rabbits won't eat

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Pauline W

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I have heard that rabbits don't like geraniums. Friend in Oban uses pots that can be raised too high for bunnies to reach. She does have roses and montbretia and lots of shrubs that seem ok and she does use chicken wire around things. I did notice too that lots of the local flower beds were planted with begonias so maybe bunnies don't like those either. Good luck. We don't have same problem in Oxford but snails have stripped our posh lobelia- even before it flowered.

Pauline.

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Pauline W

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I have heard that rabbits don't like geraniums. Friend in Oban uses pots that can be raised too high for bunnies to reach. She does have roses and montbretia and lots of shrubs that seem ok and she does use chicken wire around things. I did notice too that lots of the local flower beds were planted with begonias so maybe bunnies don't like those either. Good luck. We don't have same problem in Oxford but snails have stripped our posh lobelia- even before it flowered.

Pauline.

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Pauline W

Rabbits, rabbits

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A surprising number of garden plants are poisonous, which should put off even the greediest rabbit. Lily of the valley and daffodils for example. I'm not suggesting you plant a toxic garden, just pick a few flowers they won't eat. Obviously ignore this if you have small children playing in the garden.

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Jay

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They eat anything, I'm afraid, they have never read the RHS list of plants they are not supposed to like. And if they don't like it they just bite bits off it. The wanton destruction is a bit frustrating.

You have to be cunning. Use chicken wire cages to protect your best things, plastic bottles will do it if they are small. Upturned wire hanging basket frames are good, too.

Childrens' windmills stuck into the ground help to stop them digging in specific places. A slate mulch works well, too.

Plant a lot of what you like. If you only have a couple of plants you will miss them when they get attacked.

Good Luck!

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Welshcookie

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Or get yourself a terrier.

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Or a gun....

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Expat Badger

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KABOOM!!

Oh that did make me chuckle Nor

i planted a lovely red ornamental grass last spring and came out a week later to find it chewed to an inch off the ground - grrrr

they seem to like petunias too...

our rabbits look more like hares and are BIG. They turn totally white in winter and look rather lovely, but they're chased out of my garden when i catch them in there

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Expat Badger

bunny bashing

hmmm not sure the neighbours would like it if i took to shooting the bunnies in our little corner of suburbia...will continue to buy rabbit at the butchers!

 
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