I don't have to throw my English ivy over the fence. The deer usually
prune my ivy down to the ground during the winter months. I wish it
was bad for them, but I try to make it untasty with various
Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy;
A kid'll eat ivy too
Deer relish eating ivy once they get a taste for it; it's nutritious.
IIRC, goatkeepers feed ivy to ailing goats.
In our last garden I had a ruined railway goods van which was nicely
covered in ivy, until the local deer tasted it and ate off every single
ivy leaf below 5ft :-(. It was winter but no snow and plenty of good
grass and other browsing herbage.
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