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Hi James my Viburnum Tinus looks like a net curtain,I would have thought the birds would have taken the grubs to feed there young but sadly ...

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Hi James my Viburnum Tinus looks like a net curtain,I would have thought the birds would have taken the grubs to feed there young but sadly not,maybe they don't taste good,Oldchippy.
Ah, so this is what has pretty much destroyed my Viburnum acerifolium. I spotted a few partly eaten leaves on the very hot Sunday last week and thought 'must do something about that'. Then promptly forgot about it for a week, by which time about 95% of the leaves have been reduced to skeletons a la the above mentioned LOTR! I was planning on cutting it back quite hard anyway (it's an inherited plant as we moved here last September and is overgrown) so will make a note to burn the trimmings!

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