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I have a dahlia doing extremely well in a large container in compost.

The leaves are currently being eaten alive by something but I can't spot any kind of insect.

Any ideas?

John 

Slug or snail probably-look under the rim of the pot or underneath -scatter a few pellets

fidgetbones

go out when its going dark and have a look for slugs.  slugs love dahlias.

 

Could be earwigs too.  You can spay but a plastic pot filled with kitchen tissues or straw upside down on a cane will trap them.  Try it John

SwissSue

Two of my dahlias are being nibbled by tiny (1cm) green grasshoppers! They're not doing much damage, but have never seen this before.

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BobTheGardener

Let's hope that's not the start of a plague of dahlia-loving locusts, SwissSue! 

SwissSue

Better not be! But they are quite cute, except when they get in your hair!

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