Police have issued advice to householders to stop their homes being raided by thieves - telling them to plant giant rhubarb and prickly gooseberry bushes to put off raiders.
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Japanese barberry shrub is a thorny bush with red berries. Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy' is one type that has purple leaves.
Deterrent: The Giant Rhubarb would prove a formidable barrier for even the most determined burglar
Firethorn, or pyracantha, is a tough, very spiky ornamental evergreen shrub that has creamy-white flowers in spring
Briar patches are thickets comprised of the overgrowth of plants, such as blackberry or raspberry bushes, that are both unsightly and potentially harmful due to their thorny vines. Common vines that .
Mugo Pine - zone landscaper& dream, there are hundreds of mugo pine varieties. Most offer rich, deep green needles that stay looking great all year and a compact mounded habit.
Deciduous buckthorn bears red berries in autumn. Although thorny bushes can be a challenge, when you select shrubs and their locations carefully, thorn-bearing bushes are highly valuable in the home landscape design.