Is there a herb that will repel rabbits. I need to plant a thick boarder of it!!!
Any of the repellent herbs could help. Wormwood is very strong and can repel anything. Rue is another which has a strong odour. I also find chooks don't like peppermint pelegoniumn and this grows prolifically. Jane
I have a wormwood in a pot which I was worried about where to plant as it said that it stunts growth of other plants. Do you know how far away from other plants I can safely plant it. Could I take cuttings and make a hedge of it do you think? Is lemon balm considered a repellant herb?
I would put the pot of Wormwood in one corner or on the edge somewhere. It is the odor from the roots that can repel some vegetables. you can take cuttings from the firm wood ie not too soft but not woody wood, and it easily takes. Cut the tips of. Jane
I have a giant wormwood growing next to a very productive lemon tree, a happy rose a couple of cape gooseberry plants, flax and some Puya, none of which seem at all impeded. I would be surprised if a really hungry rabbit was deterred, but I would love to know if worked. The best rabbit repellent I know is a keen rabbit hunting dog. keep us posted! Ingrid
According to an NZ Gardener reader, plenty of marigolds work quite well. She had all her lettuces bunnied until she planted marigolds around them. we have plenty of rabbits but, although we've had rats and birds attack the garden ,not a lot of sign that might be rabbit and no bunny bullets left in payment.
BTW, it seems that rabbit poo is the most nutritious of the manures according to our forest garden book.
I have marigolds by my spinach and it was the only vege left untouched by the rabbits. Well I will get planting with more.
catmint :) if you have cats in your garden, you won't have rabbits:)
I want a cat but have to convince my hubby, this will be another reason to get one, along with the fact that mice were in his underpants drawer last night....
I'm all for wormwood but Tara MacFarlane down the road from us reports the bunnies eating her wormwood to the ground and killing it. Any other evidence that it does or does not work on rabbits?