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12/07/2013 at 18:59

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?


12/07/2013 at 20:14

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

12/07/2013 at 20:14

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


12/07/2013 at 20:54

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

12/07/2013 at 20:59

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

12/07/2013 at 22:54

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

13/07/2013 at 06:44

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

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