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04/05/2014 at 16:49

Could ants be eating my pansies? The are in a bed next to ant nest, and I just noticed one plant in particular is full of holes and wondered if it was the ants?


04/05/2014 at 17:27

More likely to be slugs or snails especially the latter. Ants in this country don't attack plant material in any serious manner, the ants you see on roses are usually after greenfly and the sticky dew they produce.

04/05/2014 at 19:43

Thanks Dave will have a look out for slugs and snails. do you have any tips for keeping them away?


04/05/2014 at 20:29

Ants won't eat your plants.  However, they can kill them by burrowing under them.  Just make sure soil is firmed now and then or use ant killer there.  

26/06/2015 at 19:41

This week I have discovered about 6 of my pansies dead, with lots of ants underneath them.  No other plants were affected.  I have kept pansies for years and this is the first time it has happened.  I would like to put some more in but wonder if I can prevent this happening again.

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