Keeping Out the Easter Bunny and all his friends!

Haxnicks Garden Products can be brought onlineThe Easter Bunny is no myth. Every year, just as carefully nurtured seedlings are beginning to flourish, the Easter bunny appears. Sponsored by Cadbury’s he is duty-bound to hide chocolate eggs in your garden. However, he and his accomplices seem to think that in return for this uninvited favour it is perfectly acceptable.  Yes, absolutely fine to help themselves to whatever delicacies lie in their path! So, be ready this Easter and protect your emerging crops against these greedy nibblers!

Keeping Rabbits away from Garden Plants

Growing in Planters

Growing your veg in pots and planters means that juicy crops may be harder to reach for the rabbits, but those of you with a ground level vegetable patch have a harder task. Rabbit-proof fencing needs to be at least 120cm high with 30cm dug below the ground and a 15cm 'skirt' bent outwards to stop them digging their way in. When you factor in the fence posts this all adds up to beyond the annual defence budget of most gardeners.

Protecting Garden Plants from Rabbits

So, instead of protecting the entire garden you could just protect the most vulnerable plants.  A Micromesh Pest and Wind Barrier is a cheap and easy way to surround a raised bed and due to the tiny gauge mesh will also give protection against insect invasion such as carrot fly.

Haxnicks Micromesh Easy Tunnels offer great protection for garden plantsA crop cover such as a net or poly tunnel  can quickly be rolled out over a row to deter the rabbits. Just remember to pull the drawstring tight at the ends!

Garden Cloche offers great protection for your Garden Plants from pests and wild animalsFor smaller, individual plants Bell Cloche will, amongst many other things, help to keep the bunnies at bay.

Finally, if all else fails you could take a Mr McGregor style approach and chase the bob-tailed bandits with a rake. However, this may involve endless night-shifts as rabbits normally emerge to feed between dusk and dawn.  No wonder Mr McGregor was so grumpy!

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  • Peggy Ross

    Hello Haxnicks! Some years ago I bought three of your Kitchen Garden Cloches for my garden from Starkey's Garden Corner in Hillsboro Oregon USA. I have enjoyed them very much. One of them came with broken plastic cover and I managed with duct tape but then this year cut off all of the plastic on that one and covered it with 1/4" wire hardware cloth to keep out tiny field mice in my seedlings in my greenhouse. It has worked beautifully. Would you ever carry these cloches covered in such wire? It is fantastic for air circulation and animal deterrence at once! Thank you for your consideration. Peggy Ross

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