rabbit proof plants

can anyone advise me what plants rabbits do not eat ?


  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    As regards edibles-virtually nothing that has a green leaf-in fact I doubt there is little in the garden that they wont touch

    Sorry-not much helpimage

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,987

    I read that they don't eat hellebores. But something has eaten them

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,270

    Hi Heide

    I have problems deer rather than rabbits, and have found the hayloft plants website really useful.  If you type "rabbit" in the search box it will come up with a list of all the plants that they mention are "rabbit resistant".  As I said, my problem is deer, and their recommendations have all been left unmunched by the bambis !

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  • blackestblackest Posts: 623

    I don't think there is a plant that rabbits do not like, maybe something poisonous might stand a chance. Or perhaps a sacraficial crop of something in order to divert them. Pepper dust might work or attract a fox to your garden. sorry not much help really I believe Lavender is supposed to be good but I know a woman who tried it and they ate it. She lives next door to a golf course in Blarney and still the rabbits go for her garden.  How about something spikey, might just put them off if there is a more attractive alternative.

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 16,805

    The RHS suggests the following list of plants as being rabbit resistant.  Some arther good ones in there - http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=209 

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  • How about trying something loud, like a gun?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,987

    Air rifle pretty efficient if you don't like noise.

  • Don't forget the guy who couldn't kill a captive magpie at 2 feet!

  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    if you take a walk  by a warren where Rabbits abide you will see what they don't like,which is not much.

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