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Woodland, will rabbits attack ASH, BEECH, BIRCH, MAPLE?


 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:16 pm    Post subject: Woodland, will rabbits attack ASH, BEECH, BIRCH, MAPLE? Reply with quote

hi again great site keep up the good work .
ok have recently planted some willow and it seems rabbits are nibbling at some of them and breaking off some stems. No real damage as yet .
Now i have some ASH, BEECH, BIRCH,MAPLE ,ROWAN,WALNUT , 45 plants in all ,about 1-2 ft tall to plant , Will rabbits attack them as well ?
Or should i sow them in a protected area ( e.g fenced off )for a few years and them transplant them.
Another question is ,should i clear my ground ( picts in previous post ) with machine and start fresh. Am hoping to plant a woodland type setting ,with native wildflowers ,ferns, azelas , and so on.Also anywhere i can buy bog orchids think there are lovely. Sorry to rant so long ,know nothing about what i am trying to do ,so hope you all can help me out
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the Bog orchids, it would be worth asking a real orchid fan known as Liparis.
I have sent the member a link to this post to see if they can help you.

The rabbits will nibble at your young trees, so fence them off, see here...Rabbit protection fence.
or else place individual plastic or wire netting rabbit guards around each young tree. These are usually 2ft high, so may be too big for your young trees, go for the fence instead.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:22 am    Post subject: shrubs that rabbits don't like Reply with quote

Hi spider

Rabbits eat anything if they are hungry enough! They are probably nibbling your willow for the aspirin!? Maybe not.......There are some shrubs that they tend to steer clear of because of factors such as thorns, spines, prickles or unappetising smells of tastes. There is no guarantee that they will leave these plants alone but they do show a degree of resistance.

Shrubs that rabbits won't eat (hopefully)

Aucuba japonica.
Buddleia davidi.
Ceanothus.
Daphne mezereum
Eleagnus, Euonymus
Hydrangea.
Kalmia latifolia
Oleria
Ornamental and edible currants
Philadelphus
Skimmia
Snowberry
Tree paeony.
Viburnum opulus and V. tinus

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Folks.
My sincere apologies, it's been a long time since logging in here, far too long. I also missed the message from GPI.
Regarding Bog orchids, if you haven't already sourced them, they may be difficult to find. They do appear on the market on occasions, sometimes on eBay along with other native orchids. They can fetch high prices due to the difficulty in propagation. Orchids require micro-propagation techniques in a lab and unfortunately native species prove to be the most difficult to do and produce.
There are some nurseries in the UK which specialise in Native species if you require the names, PM me. I will be logging on more often now. Due to their high prices and difficulty in propagating, I myself don't sell them very often.
Once again I apologise for this extreme delay in responding.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your reply Liparis . Yes am still interested in orchids. But am new to gardening did not think it would take up so much time , veg and flowers and trees .So will have to take things a bit slower. You would think that one would get a lot done in a day but ???????????
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:31 pm    Post subject: rabbits nibbling the bark off young trees Reply with quote

I have heard that a gentle spray of WD40 around the base of a tree will stop rabbits chawing it. They detest the smell apparently. I AM a forest volunteer but I've not yet had to do it and there are no rabbits near my own place.
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