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Lib_n_bunny
29-03-2011, 05:49 PM
Hi all (especially Lisa :D lol )

I am wanting to plant up my border at the weekend, I've never had a garden of my own to plant up before, so I'd like some advice. Beau bunny is gonna be going out in the garden when it gets warmer, so I'd like plants that are bunny friendly, but not that he's gonna be desperate to nom! I don't just want a list of bunny safe plants though - I'm on a pretty limited budget, but only have a small space to fill, about 1 1/2 ft by 8ft. And I'd like some suggestions/preferences as I literally have no idea.

Any thoughts?

helgalush
29-03-2011, 06:15 PM
Roses, lavender, nasturtiums, rosemary, marigolds (need to check which type - a thread I just looked at said NOT French Marigolds) :)

mini lop1
29-03-2011, 06:18 PM
lavendar is cheap and bunny friendly though they will eat most things, also nasturtuims, and rosemary
crocosmias where listed in a gardening mag as rabbit proof and friendly, but they are not rabbit proof, every one of my bunnies has enjoyed them :lol:

Lib_n_bunny
29-03-2011, 06:20 PM
lavendar is cheap and bunny friendly though they will eat most things, also nasturtuims, and rosemary
crocosmias where listed in a gardening mag as rabbit proof and friendly, but they are not rabbit proof, every one of my bunnies has enjoyed them :lol:

oooh, I lke the idea of a red/orange/yellow theme with nasturtiums and crocosmias. What else would go? :D

eta: ooh and marigolds! which ones are the non-french ones?

helgalush
29-03-2011, 06:24 PM
oooh, I lke the idea of a red/orange/yellow theme with nasturtiums and crocosmias. What else would go? :D

eta: ooh and marigolds! which ones are the non-french ones?

I dont know!! I want to find out though, am googling! :wave:

Lib_n_bunny
29-03-2011, 06:26 PM
I dont know!! I want to find out though, am googling! :wave:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plant_finder/plant_pages/1108.shtml

Lib_n_bunny
29-03-2011, 06:27 PM
if you put in the latin name it shows the right one, looks very different

Lib_n_bunny
29-03-2011, 06:28 PM
and do bunnies eat pebbles or will he be ok if I cover the soil wth pebbles?

helgalush
29-03-2011, 06:29 PM
Think this one is the one that is ok - Calendula otherwise known as pot marigold

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendula_officinalis

Calendula is listed on the RWAF safe flowers list:

http://www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/resources/content/info-sheets/safefoods.htm


ETA: we posted at the same time. I think the most 'common' marigold you see in garden centres is either French or African marigold so DONT buy them, cos I dont know about them! :oops:

mini lop1
29-03-2011, 06:37 PM
and do bunnies eat pebbles or will he be ok if I cover the soil wth pebbles?

we have pebbles from decking to lawn and my bunnies have never tried to eat them :wave: they enjoy lying on them, can;t be comfy but must be cool to lie on :lol: