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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:29 am    Post subject: Dog-proof Fruit and Veg? Reply with quote

Reading the flowering rhubarb post, a poster said that rhubard are dog-proof, which I can so far attest to (unlike my poor blueberry bush, see earlier post). Though all but one of the plants only went in this year, so time will tell.

Any other suggestions for 'dog proof' fruit or veg plants? I have two small mutts that share my garden space with my plants and they have no respect fot them!

So far the following have proved 'dog-proof': a pear tree (attempting to espalier it), a peach tree (espalier), dwarf apple in container (a Red Windsor Coronet), a dwarf peach in a container, two bays in containers, some fruit plants (raspberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants), some spuds in old compost bags (surrounded by pots to prevent mutts playing with the bags (they've an unnatural interest in plastic), the blueberry plant the hairy-bottomed one *didn't* sit on (in a container surrounded by other containers for protection from hairy bums)

I have six Lidl trugs waiting to be planted up when the weather warms up with courgette, tomatoes, chilli, beans, onions and carrots. I'm also hoping to cordon off a *small* raised bed (where to peach espalier is) to provide a dog-proof area for more carrots, leeks, kale, sweetcorn, beans and maybe some beet.

Any other suggestions for dog-proof plants? (for some reason my true geranium (not a fruit, I know) and nasturtium seem to survive the mutts).
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