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RABBITS KNOW THEIR ONIONS!

¬†Driving up and down the A31 through Hampshire (and on many other roads across Britain)¬†in late January and you may be aware of numeous patches of fine dark green leaf spikes sticking up from the otherwise closely cropped verges. Only after the rabbits have eaten away everything else does the sheer abundance of Wild Onion or Crow Garlic Allium vineale manifest itself. It’s a plant you can miss with ease amongst the summer luxuriance of our verges and grassy banks, but rabbits even very hungry ones obviously dont like the taste of the stuff, and give it a head start by nibbling the competition!