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Do groundhogs eat roses? I have a rose bed that is fenced, so I don't think deer are getting in, but something is eating my roses. They are very low to the ground because this winter killed all the canes above ground and I'm getting growth from the root. I have heirloom plants, and they are not grafted.
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The major animal pests for roses seem to be deer and rabbits. If it is rabbits or groundhogs, depending on the type of fence you already have around your rose garden, you might try putting chicken wire around the base of the fence. It is best to bend the bottom of the chicken wire out at a right angle along the ground so they are less likely to dig under the fence. We have done this in our garden and it seems to have worked pretty well. We have also had to resort to putting wildlife netting around the garden to extend our fence up to about 8 feet to keep the deer out. They were jumping the other fence which was only about 4' tall.
I know how devastating groundhogs can be to vegetable gardens. That's why we built "Tomato Knox". One year the groundhogs got all the cabbage and broccoli, then the squirrels ate almost all of the tomatoes. There is no top fence, but the perimeter is electrified. The roses aren't in here.
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