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    Hi all,

    Wanting to sow some wildflower mix in an area of the garden for the bunnies and found this 'tortoise mix' on one website. Can anyone tell me if any of the following are not bunny safe? I know some are safe and tried googling others but not getting far with my limited plant knowledge

    Shepherd's Purse 4%
    Chicory 8%
    Field Bindweed 7%
    Common Catsear 2%
    Nipplewort 3%
    Autumn Hawkbit 2%
    Rough Hawkbit 2%
    Musk Mallow 4%
    Common Mallow 4%
    Sainfoin 8%
    Ribwort Plantain 8%
    Greater Plantain 4%
    Hoary Plantain 4%
    Hedge Mustard 5%
    Corn Sowthistle 4%
    Smooth Sowthistle 5%
    Dandelion 6%
    Red Clover 5%
    White Clover 5%
    Tufted Vetch 3%
    Common Vetch 7%
    Bunny mum to Dixie, Blue, Indy (trio), Sir Humphrey Floofalot and River & Albie!
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    All ok except field bindweed in quantity and vetches when in seed
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    I bought some wildseed off eBay that was especially for rabbits. It was just called rabbit seed mix I think. My only trouble with it was that the vetch ougrew everything else and kind of took over.

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    I grow this. It's from shelled warriors but it's specifically for buns.
    http://www.shelledwarriorsshop.co.uk...ost-3354-p.asp
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    Quote Originally Posted by katie88 View Post
    My only trouble with it was that the vetch ougrew everything else and kind of took over.
    It grows wild in our garden and is a pain in the backside! When it started to outcompete the wild violets I knew it was time to get shot!

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    I just grow it in big pots (balcony gardener). It takes about six weeks to grow a pot to a nice thickness and about 6 minutes for my two to destroy it. Hmmm.
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    Thanks for your replies

    Galens Garden also do a seed mix which I'm going to test out, which seems to have a good variety
    Bunny mum to Dixie, Blue, Indy (trio), Sir Humphrey Floofalot and River & Albie!
    Piggy mum to Mabel, Peaches and Buzz

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    Quote Originally Posted by erspearson View Post
    I just grow it in big pots (balcony gardener). It takes about six weeks to grow a pot to a nice thickness and about 6 minutes for my two to destroy it. Hmmm.
    Bit like preparing a family meal then

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    Quote Originally Posted by tulsi View Post
    Bit like preparing a family meal then
    Seconded!

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