Council releases list of deer-resistant plants

EAST Devon District Council has emphasised it is not trying to be unhelpful to mourners who are upset by flowers being eaten by deer.

EAST Devon District Council has emphasised it is not trying to be 'unhelpful' to mourners who are upset by flowers being eaten by deer.

The council has released a list of plants that deer do and do not eat to help prevent further problems.

The list, released by the Countryside Service, states deer resistant plants are: camellia, cistus, fuchsia, hellebore, hosta, hydrangea, iris, lavender, poppy, primula, rhododendron and sedum.

Vulnerable plants include bluebell, calluna, clematis, fuchsia (hybrid), geranium, holly, honeysuckle, lupin, pansy, pines, rose, rowan, sweet william.