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By Patsy63

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Does anyone know of any plants I can put in my garden that rabbits will not eat? I have two rabbits who have the run of our garden all day, unfortunately, they eat most of the stuff that I plant. E.g. this weekend I planted some violas, a lupin and some clematis in pots. Over the last couple of days they've eaten all the leaves and flowers. I'd be grateful for any ideas as I would love to have a colourful garden again!



The RHS website has a section on rabbit proof plants, have a look, but we have a member called Beattie who says her rabbits still eat some of the plants they mention as being rabbit proof, but it'll give you a guide.

31 Mar, 2011


This is a list of what they don't eat in my garden - Fuchsias, daffodils, sweet williams (but bunnies like all the other Dianthus species) Schizostylis (kaffir lily), nerines, lavender, vinca, oxalis.

Plants on the RHS list that have been eaten are aquilegia, euphorbia, allium, michaelmas daisies, Chionodoxa flowers, heuchera (I have these growing under domes of chucken wire, and the leaves are being eaten where they come out through the wire).

If you find any good survivors, do let me know!

31 Mar, 2011


I have a friend who is plagued with wild rabbits and the only things she seems to be able to keep along her long drive are bergenia and verbascum.

31 Mar, 2011

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