Posted: 12/04/2016 at 08:40
We had the same problem. I am now a reluctant expert, but there is no complete solution. Garden sites tell you to build a fence around the whole place, but that's not always practical.
For those of you who don't know them, rabbits are very destructive. They not only eat vegetables and flowers but they will dig big tunnels beneath beds to get at the roots. And whatever lists you might find of plants they don't like, it only refers to one rabbi's preferenceS. As a species they will go for anything. If they don't like it they will just bite bits off. I planted a lavender hedge and found, one morning, that they had bitten off all the flowers and left them scattered on the path. They have also leaned up against a tree and bitten off the lower branches.
Here are some things that are useful here.
I have built a fence around the vegetable plot, and one around a small border, which means the things inside are safe. I used half height chicken wire. You don't see it when the plants grow up.
Our raised bed is a metre high.
I use metal hanging basket cages to protect things when they are small and raise them up on bricks to give a few inches more as they grow. They will usually leave larger, older plants alone, it's the young shoots that they go for.
Scrunched chicken wire over seedlings can help.
If there is something you like, plant a lot of it, a rabbit is guaranteed to go for it.
If I think of anything else I'll come back. It is possible to garden with rabbits around, but you need to be on the ball all the time.