Hi Maureen, this is a homemade nontoxic bug repellent spray for plants but I think it would work to keep other critters from eating them as well: https://www.mom4real.com/homemade-bug-spray-plants/
Thank you. I will try it
I've had good luck just putting orange, lemon or banana peels around rose bushes as critters don't like the citric smell or taste.
Thank you very much Beth I will try it.