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Herds of rabbits...

Posted by leafwatcher zone 5 (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 9, 14 at 11:49

I swear they are everywhere. I keep seeing them in groups of three and four along the roads in the yards.. Its insane.

I am trying to grow a few flowers from seed, they have been mowing them down.. Even my Golden Tiara can't grow fast enough to be safe at times. They totally topped off a new Heuchera.. I fenced it and saved it.

So far they are only hiding under the bigger Hosta, and not cutting them off. But I fear the dry season ..then who knows?


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RE: Herds of rabbits...

Herds is a good word for the rabbits this year. Also fear dry weather! The winter was so harsh on plants, but the rabbits multiplied...not going there!

Nice rains we have been having so far.


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RE: Herds of rabbits...

Leafwatcher, if you cannot lick them, join them.

I discovered up in MA (zone 5B at the time) that they loved my nasturtiums. Can you plant a long row of that somewhere away from the hosta? I wish I had a picture to show you of the 100 foot x 4 foot wide row of rampant nasturtiums. Spicy leaves and flowers. I learned that aphids can come in other colors besides green from these plants, but also that they set prodigious amounts of seeds and rabbits love to eat them and hide in them.

A little sacrificial produce couldn't hurt, could it? Plus they are gorgeous. I was trying for the Claude Monet effect. It is too hot to grow them down here, or I would use them a lot.

I think rabbits come in "warrens" or some such, not "herds"...although they seem to be herbivores. Check out a fantasy novel titled WATERSHIP DOWN lovely story about rabbits or hares.

Here is a link that might be useful: Rabbit community


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RE: Herds of rabbits...

Try sprinkling dried blood or blood meal around the seedlings.

tj


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RE: Herds of rabbits...

Mocc, plant your nasturtiums in the fall in pots. I haven't tried it yet, but it was suggested in the gardening section if the paper.

bk


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