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Plants & Flowers Unattractive to Rabbits

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 12:47

I would try phlomis because the stems are quite thick and sharp and the flowers are around the stem and quite tough seed heads. Euphorbia because of the sap.

Have they been eating geraniums? I don't think they would suffer too much and they will flower again.

You could also try the small ornamental grasses, there shouldn't be anything for them to munch on there.


Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 10:57

Hi Kay8, yes I do, pm me your address.

Hi 1runnybeak1, I would like both of the hellebores you mentioned.

Felley Priory Bluebells.

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 22:08

Whereabouts near the M1?

planter box.

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 17:02

Don't forget some bulbs for spring next year.


Posted: 20/04/2015 at 11:06

We saw two in our garden last Thursday. One even climbed our apple tree to get at feeders, but was stopped in its tracks by two magpies who hunted it down the tree. They haven't been back since but we have put down a trap that has food in, they eat it and that's the end of them.

More plants to ID!

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 10:58

Do you think it could be lychnis maltese cross, Nut?

Please help me identify this shrub

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 10:56

I've got that just starting to flower. The scent reminds me of jasmine.

paw hardy ground cover

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 22:55

Geraniums, lots of different varieties, colours, some have fragrance, and they withstand dogs trampling them.

Gardening glove suggestions?

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 22:51

Think thats what I have Zoomer. The only problem I have is if they get wet, you end up with yellow fingers and they look like you are a heavy smoker.


Posted: 19/04/2015 at 22:46

The other one to watch out for is aconitum (monkshood), and also rhubarb leaves.

Discussions started by Gardenmaiden

Slipper Orchid

How to look after once the flowers have dropped off 
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Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 17:19

Bargain Buy of 2015

What has been your best buy? Mine was a flaming katy for £1.00 and a slipper orchid £9.99. Never seen one 'in the flesh' before so hope I can keep it going. 
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Last Post: 14/05/2015 at 07:12

Shrub ID

This has been growing in our hawthorn hedge and this year decided to be 12ft tall with read berries. I thought it migh be a pyracantha but not sure which one as there are no thorns. 
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Last Post: 18/12/2014 at 21:51

Green tomatoes

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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 19:25

Plant ID

Mystery plant at the bottom of my garden. I've never seen this before and it isn't something I planted. 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 11:05

Moses in the bulrushes

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Last Post: 06/10/2013 at 11:09


What to do when the plant has gone over 
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Last Post: 13/08/2013 at 20:01
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