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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:41 am    Post subject: Goat proof plants? Reply with quote

Anybody any ideas on goat-proof plants suiatable for growing in corner bed beside a field where goats are kept.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't think there were any!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:52 pm    Post subject: Plants that goats wont eat. Reply with quote

Heres one, http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=58

Its on your site as well JennyS http://www.irishwildflowers.ie/pages/274a.html
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the recommendation of Verbascum from personal experience? Anybody any experiences fo shrubs?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GarethAustin wrote:
Is the recommendation of Verbascum from personal experience? Anybody any experiences fo shrubs?


Yes, my aunt had it growing wild and it was never touched by her goats. There is information posted on other websites by people who have had the same experience. There are lots of shrubs that goats will only nibble at, but that is because those certain shrubs are severely poisonous, possibly killing the goats within a few days.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Did your Aunt have any other planst growign which the goats left alone?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No just that one. You could try a few of the best deer proof plants eg.

Aurinia or alyssum saxatilis

Dicentra spectabilis

Stachys byzantina

Convallaria majalis

Perovskia atriplicifolia

Antirrhinum majus

Kolkwitzia amabilis

Daphne X burkwoodii

Amelanchier

Spiraea
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of the Berberis are pretty good - the seriously spiny ones, but I can't remember exact names
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