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By Karen68

Herefordshire, United Kingdom Gb

Our rabbit has free run of our garden. What can we plant that he won't eat!!




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Strong tasting herbs such as thyme, chives, or oregano, or things that are poisonous, such as yew or daffodils. For unknown reasons, Pelargoniums and dianthus are rarely bothered, here. Thorns will protect some plants, such as hawthorns or flowering quince. Resinous conifers are rarely bothered, so junipers, spruce, fir, and pine might also work. Hope this helps, Karen!

18 Apr, 2010

 

What a lucky rabbit! Sounds a bit like our cat here who gets spoilt rotten. We were thinking of renaming him "Reilly" as in life of.

18 Apr, 2010

 

Yes, he really is a lucky rabbit. He thinks he's a cat as he grew up with next doors cat. I planted some tubs today and as soon as my back was turned he started munching on them. I've now had the idea of using an old garden table and putting various pots on it, at different heights, as he can't reach up there. Hoping to put some trailing plants too but he may nibble them. We only have a small garden so not much planting space and I'm new to this gardening business so any tips and advice greatly appreciated! Thank you.

18 Apr, 2010

 

rabbits do nibble conifers [well ours do] so the idea of planting at different levels might be the answer.

18 Apr, 2010

 

I was going to suggest window box's or something he can't reach!

18 Apr, 2010

 

I just think this is so lovely for him, and how unusual, because most people would plonk him in a hutch and run, end of. Hope you find some good solutions. Long live the liberated rabbit! I must tell my Mum about this, she is a rabbit fan : )) Wot is his name? Can we vote him into parliament?!

18 Apr, 2010

 

Take the advice of a Yank on this one! I doubt that a rabbit as an MP would do any better than the rabbits (and hawks, and snakes) that we have voted into Congress! At least this one is an honest, literal rabbit, let him be himself! : D

Seriously, I'll have to remember that rabbits will nibble conifers. The bunnies that plague the outskirts of the Valley of the Sun, here, tend to avoid the junipers and pines which are almost the only conifers to be really happy in our heat.

19 Apr, 2010

 

That is so funny Tugb and with the problems we have had with MP's fiddling their expenses here I fully agree. The forestry people here have to put plastic guards on young trees to prevent rabbit/squirrel and deer damage until the trees are a decent size.

You sound to be in a lovely area of the USA Tugb.

19 Apr, 2010

 

maybe have some highish raised beds built that your bunny cant reach would be the easiest and they would be easier to care for and get some more mature shrubs and as seaburn sais put some gaurds round them.you could use chicken wire wrapped loosley round a couple of times.

19 Apr, 2010

 

Our rabbit is called Smudge. He will be 5 in August, quite a good age for a bunny so I believe. It must be the freedom he has. He loves it out in the garden but we do need to train him to go to the toilet somewhere other than the middle of the garden. He used to use a toilet (a box in his run) but now he's free (he nibbled his way out of his run and we didn't see the point of fixing it as we used to let him out all day anyway, he just used to go in at night), he has decided to use a patch smack in the middle of the garden. He's a real character! Thanks for all the tips. I'm quite liking this gardening, even my 11 year old daughter has started helping me.

19 Apr, 2010

 

that is a good age for a rabbit i think to .good luck

19 Apr, 2010

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