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16/05/2013 at 18:41

hi im a  first time gardener growing petunias but they are being eaten by what i can only guess is some kind of grub any help in keeping the plants alive and stopping the attacks would be appreciated, could provide pictures  if necessary thanks in advance

16/05/2013 at 19:13

Pictures would be helpful...but I think the culprit may well be slugs/snails. 

16/05/2013 at 19:18

Beat me too it slugs, get some pellets down, you will probably find slugs hiding near by.  

16/05/2013 at 19:21

Yep, slugs and snails love petunias.

16/05/2013 at 19:23

Initially thought this though I've placed copper around the planter to prevent them entering with no changes , I keep picking out small grubs from the soil itself , any insight?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/23662.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

16/05/2013 at 19:29

From the pic, could be juvenile earthworms (good) or juvenile slugs (bad).

16/05/2013 at 19:44

 I  dont think its an earthworm it's more like a grub is thre any treatment the soil is infested very disheartening as my first venture

16/05/2013 at 19:46

Cranefly larvae.

16/05/2013 at 19:49

Thanks I wll look in to it cheers mate 

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