How do you solve a problem like Rabbits?

The digger of holes looking right at home

Rabbits on an Embankment

It's as if Covid-19 has given the rabbits superpowers - they are everywhere, despite a contractor doing the biggest reduction scheme we have ever had earlier this year. We have also seen partridges on the park a number of times recently and that's the first time in over 16 years. The wooly marauders found a gap, but we hope that they are now fenced out. Cute, but deadly to hostas

Lambs

One of the biggest rabbit problems is the shallow scoop they dig for droppings. Fill it in, seed it and water carefully and the next morning they have kicked all your good work out of the way. We are trying a new idea.

Grass Tetris

This isn't a strange idea to replace grass with lego or a large game of tetris, but whilst people can't, unfortunately, drive on their pitches, we thought we would try to exclude the rabbits from areas being recovered.

Grass Mesh

We have used old fence wire and are trying 7mm and 15mm membranes to keep the blighters out

Grass Membrane

Fingers crossed!