Odour repellents such as blood meal or powdered fox urine are available at your local garden centre. These usually need to be reapplied frequently. Spray-on taste repellents such as hot pepper spray are also available. It must be put directly on the plants, so rabbits get a good taste of it when they settle in for their snack. It also needs to be reapplied periodically.
Placing a row cover over your beds while the plants are small is a good way to keep rabbits away, be sure to remove it once new growth is well underway. Because rabbits prefer tender, young growth, try keeping your flowers covered for a few weeks in spring, then switching to an odour or taste repellent when the covers are removed.
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