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10/07/2013 at 19:21

the flowers on my honeysuckle keep dying and wilting every year as they are about to open,i,ve noticed some tiny holes in the flower buds notbsure if this is some kind of parasite...

10/07/2013 at 19:41

sometimes bumblebees "steal" nectar from flowers by pushing their tongues through the unopened flower tissue. They do it especially with long thin flowers that are probably a pain for them to struggle into. If you see one of these clever little critters doing it and listen hard you'll hear a little popping sound as they break through the wall of the bud. Runner beans often don't set because the flower has been got at like this.

10/07/2013 at 20:59

Wow Waterbutts I didn't know that....learn something new everyday

10/07/2013 at 21:05

ok ,cheers fella i'll keep a look out for the little crittters...

15/07/2013 at 08:14

me to i did not know that 

22/07/2013 at 09:38

problem solved,on investigation of flower buds i noticed some white grubs inside them ,any ideas what they are?

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