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    Hello!

    I've been asked to help my mother-in-law create a low maintenance flower bed.

    She has a rabbit that often free ranges and would like as low maintenance as possible and preferably evergreen.

    She has a few rocks lying around her garden and I thought planting Heather between them would be pretty - can anyone tell me if this is rabbit safe please?

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    I didn't know, so I googled and found it on a few rabbit safe lists including here http://www.thebrc.org/in-the-garden.htm

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    Thank you! I'm never sure which lists to trust, there are so many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sierra*323 View Post
    Hello!

    I've been asked to help my mother-in-law create a low maintenance flower bed.

    She has a rabbit that often free ranges and would like as low maintenance as possible and preferably evergreen.

    She has a few rocks lying around her garden and I thought planting Heather between them would be pretty - can anyone tell me if this is rabbit safe please?

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    There's a very good article here by Frances Harcourt Brown, about the problem with lists of plant toxicity. She said that as a specialist rabbit vet she had never seen a case of plant toxicity:

    https://www.harcourt-brown.co.uk/art...lem-with-lists

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    There's a very good article here by Frances Harcourt Brown, about the problem with lists of plant toxicity. She said that as a specialist rabbit vet she had never seen a case of plant toxicity:

    https://www.harcourt-brown.co.uk/art...lem-with-lists
    Interesting reading, thanks! That does seem sensible. Still difficult not to worry though 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by sierra*323 View Post
    Interesting reading, thanks! That does seem sensible. Still difficult not to worry though 😂

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