De­ter rab­bits and squir­rels

Gardeners' World - - What To Do Now -

When wild sources of food be­gin to run out, small mam­mals move from hedgerows and wood­lands into gar­dens to for­age for food. The re­sult­ing dam­age to plants can be cat­a­strophic. Keep out rab­bits by con­struct­ing a fence with a wire mesh dropped 60cm be­low ground level to stop them bur­row­ing. Di­rect pro­tec­tion such as net­ting over bulbs, seeds and the bark of vul­ner­a­ble trees is the only way to stop squir­rels.

In win­ter, hun­gry rab­bits can strip bark from trees

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