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Wow, Penny, they look impressive. Wouldn't mind growing some myself!
My garden is settling into it's new place. The severe frosts have culled out the weak mesclun and a couple of weak leeks...but all in all, doing pretty OK. I'm readying to plant garlic and elephant garlic over the weekend.
Yesterday I pulled out my beans and zucchini rampicante [cooking4theweek.blogspot.co.nz] and slashed back the comfrey. I made a big compost pile on one garden bed and got another bed ready for planting. In a couple of days I will plant broccoli, cabbages, rocket, carrots, onions, garlic, shallots, tree onions, rocket, pak choi, turnips, kohlrabi and leeks. I scored 2 large mature zucchini rampicante and a couple of immature ones - it will be interesting to see what the mature fruit taste like. We ate plenty of immature ones over the summer and they were just like zucchini. I will definitely plant this again but I might try it in the orchard as it is a bit triffid-like.
It seems rabbits have good taste! LOL Well, Richard, I have never had trouble with wormwood self seeding. Stay away from the yarrow if you're concerned about that though, as it definitely does self seed. (it probably is already in the park anyway).
Eeps, Kate, screaming rabbits! Doesn't sound pleasant. I hope you both manage to find a solution that's satisfactory all round
I put up an electric fence. Last night I heard rabbits screaming. I felt a bit mean. But they still came in and did more damage. Perhaps they will learn not to come near again after a few shocks. How intelligent are rabbits? I will plant more repelling herbs. Where is the best place to find yarrow and meadowsweet?
Lynn, we are 50 metres from a National Park boundary - which of those four perennials would best stay put and not self-seed into the bush?
We have inherited one raised bed (fenced) and have just started work to enlarge it into a fan-shaped garden about 8m per side, using a tin fence upwind (and up-blackberry) and wire elsewhere.
I planted leeks in an unfenced bed thinking rabbits wouldn't like them, but after 3 weeks found them neatly cropped to ground level. However, they have resurged, hopefully stronger for the experience, and are now fenced.
Kate, some plants that you could plant around your garden that might help repel rabbits are wormwood, yarrow, foxglove and meadowsweet. There are others, but most are not herbs, but perennial flowers. Also, rabbits don't like the smell of peppery cayenne and/or garlic, so spraying the plants with a tea made with this combination could help - and it's not usually harmful to the plants, but helpful in keeping insect pests off too. Good luck
Apparantly Rabbits don't like moving through onions! Plant any inthis family as a boundary plant. Haven't tried it tho, as all our vegies are fully enclosed in wire :( we have possums galore
Rabbits got into my garden last night and ate most of my lettuce and kale seedlings. Sob. Is there a herb that I should plant to repel the little destroyers?
Moved seedlings from the self-watering propagator to milk bottle pots - 4 types of cabbage, 2 types broccoli, pak choi & rocket. Washed the plastic house to let more light hrough.
Maybe Lynn, there could be some Ooooby people where you are now who would be happy to share??
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