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    Thanks, mum might find her tree an odd shape after the next time I visit!!



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    A bit of catching up Chelle.
    a)Twigs UN is Parsnipbun - She's only just lost Viola Rose to kidney failure & even I'm upset after the tremendous battle they eventually won against myxi last year.

    b) I'm not an authority - Clutterydrawer knows far more than I about trees - (I've 2 SSI woods within a couple of miles & I'd give my back teeth for Clutterydrawer to take me round them & teach me! More practically I'd treat her to a good pub meal at least!)
    I only know of 1 type of birch called silver birch in GB. It's one of the principal ancient deciduous woodland trees in Scotland.

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    aaah of course...Parsnipbun.....Thumps I understand....

    Those woods sound amazing........thanks for the info....


    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitnutrition View Post
    i personally wouldn't add coltsfoot to my safe list given the fact that it contains liver damaging pyrrolizidine alkaloids
    also be careful with mayweed - it irritates the skin on some people, is used as an insecticide and smells of pee, it can cause serious allergies. another weed i wouldn't feed
    Thank you for this....all the info is gathered from various people mentioning things & Ive tried to use those that are very safe...so thanks for pointing this out....I def. want people to be able to use a safe list only......will update the list...

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    There are lots of birch species grown in gardens, although I'm not sure how many, if any, are native to the UK. A quick look at the RHS encyclopedia shows about 11 species. I don't know anything about their suitability for rabbits though I'm afraid.


    I'm honestly not much of a tree wizard although I do have a lot of useful books at my disposal I work mainly with herbaceous plants, shrubs, and vegetable production


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    Quote Originally Posted by clutterydrawer View Post
    There are lots of birch species grown in gardens, although I'm not sure how many, if any, are native to the UK. A quick look at the RHS encyclopedia shows about 11 species. I don't know anything about their suitability for rabbits though I'm afraid.


    I'm honestly not much of a tree wizard although I do have a lot of useful books at my disposal I work mainly with herbaceous plants, shrubs, and vegetable production
    Thankyou for that....if we not sure I wont add them to the list....

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    http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgur...B5S0hAfzw-nxBg


    Can buns eat sticky weed?

    If so - can it be fed every other day?

    Archie seems to like it....it was unintentional....but he wanted more)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelle View Post
    http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgur...B5S0hAfzw-nxBg


    Can buns eat sticky weed?

    If so - can it be fed every other day?

    Archie seems to like it....it was unintentional....but he wanted more)
    The book I have says yes....and that it is astrignent, diuretc and has tonic properties, whatever all that means

    I remember Elve used to feed it a lot


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    Quote Originally Posted by clutterydrawer View Post
    The book I have says yes....and that it is astrignent, diuretc and has tonic properties, whatever all that means

    I remember Elve used to feed it a lot
    wonderful! Thankyou!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clutterydrawer View Post
    The book I have says yes....and that it is astrignent, diuretc and has tonic properties, whatever all that means

    I remember Elve used to feed it a lot
    Ooooh that's good to know, I see a lot of it and sometimes get it in my garden.

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    Yes, PL uses it. Thumper gets it stuck all over his whiskers & gets in such a 2&8 over it, he's never actually got it into his mouth! I wish he'd work out the technique how to try it cos there's loads around this year, & I'm really struggling to find dandelions!

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