Rabbit safe plants

Anyone have suggestions on plants that rabbits will not eat.  My daughter has a smallish garden with a .75 metre raised bed about 10 metres long and .5 metre depth.  My grandson has two rabbits which have free roam of the garden, there are no gaps for them to escape.  They can now jump up onto the raised bed and virtually eaten every plant!!!!   She found on the internet a list of plants that were supposed to be rabbit-proof, but they were not!!!!  They were veronica, salvia, allium, astilbe, hellebore (they haven't actually eaten this one as much as the others) and lavender.  She has now put chicken wire and rush fencing around the remains of the plants but it doesn't look attractive.  Other than having standard type trees, climbers over the 2 metre fence backing onto the raised bed, she is looking for suggestions.  Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.



  • kate1123kate1123 Posts: 2,815

    Apparently they are not picky at all, they have favourites but when they have finished off those they just keep on munching.image

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    Sorry but you cant let rabbits roam free and have a garden -the two just don't mix.

    They are best kept confined to a hutch and a run or forget about a garden and grass the lot

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,806

    Rabbits will also strip the bark from young trees and kill them, as well as nibbling the shoots of climbers image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • DodonDodon Posts: 1

    I have a similar problem with my sons rabbit.  The only solution I have found is to confine planting to specific borders and surround with chicken wire fence at least 30 inches in height.  Or any fencing with gaps of no more than 3 inches according to your budget.  Sweet peas and Hostas seem to be their favourites and they will spend quite a lot of time trying to get to these so best avoided.  Make sure there is plenty of available food in addition to grass to keep them fed and busy.

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