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17/10/2013 at 17:34

I have a gooseberry and whitecurrant bush in my garden, both mature and well established, but for the past two years they have been attacked by something that completely strips the foliage, just leaving the bare branches and the fruit,

 The fruit appears unaffected by this but it is unsightly. Any ideas on what it could be and how to remedy it next year (preferably organically)?.

17/10/2013 at 18:04

Gooseberry sawfly.

For organic, you just have to pick the larvae off by hand. The plant will recover. Encourage the blue tits with fat balls.

19/10/2013 at 09:12

Thanks for that, Will keep a closer eye on them next year.

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