Roses and rabbits!!!

eveningraceMarch 20, 2009

Anyone have a good way to keep rabbits off roses? They were doing great and the next morning the rabbits had cleaned off all the leaves right down to the branches!!!! I hate placing chicken wire around them, so does anyone out there have any good ideas????

THANKS ~ I remain desperate!!!!

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zeffyrose_pa6b7(6b7)

We have rabbits among other critters ----My DH makes wire fences for each plant to protect all the small plants----the climbers and ramblers can take care of themselves---
This is the only way I've found to protect my babies-----

I understand about not wanting to use the chicken wire but that seems to be the only thing that really works against rabbits and groundhogs--

DH uses a better---stronger dark green version of standard chicken wire.

Good Luck---I understand your frustration.

Florence

    Bookmark   March 23, 2009 at 9:58AM
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henry_kuska

Maybe a silicon drench will help.

"Boosting silica levels in wheat leaves reduces grazing by rabbits"

Here is a link that might be useful: link for reference

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 4:24PM
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