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I planted a Ruby anniversary rose in clay soil, however 6 days later it has been stripped bare leaving stalks and a rose head bitten off. There are large wildlife but we have the rabbits and badgers. What has eaten these thorny leaves? And how can I protect my rose garden in future?

The new growth of many plants, and this includes roses, are rich in nutrients and sugar. They are soft and tender making them irresistible to most herbivorous animals - from deer to rabbits. The only way to give your treasured rose a chance, is to physically protect it with a physical barrier that keeps the munching marauders away. You can use kitchen wire supported with sturdy canes or small posts.

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