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23/08/2013 at 16:14

Just as my crocosmias were about to come into bloom, something has eaten all the buds and open flowers. Does anybody have any idea what it might be and how to prevent it happening again next yearling?

23/08/2013 at 16:35

Slugs  n snails I think Margaret.....although I've not noticed it too much on mine .  You don't have rabbits coming in do you?

23/08/2013 at 17:18

Deer like them - but they take the whole flower head rather than just the flowers and buds

23/08/2013 at 21:46

Slugs they are munching mine as well

25/08/2013 at 10:29

I have the same problem. It woud appear it is slugs. Shame as the gardens in my area are awash with lovely blooms.

29/08/2013 at 16:23

Thanks for all the replies. I know it's not deer and I doubt it'll be rabbits, so I guess it's those drafted slugs again. Anybody got a hedgehog to spare?

29/08/2013 at 18:30

I find giant snails here in amongst crocosmia Margaret. It was one of the few plants that the rabbits didn't eat at my last house and we had loads of frogs and toads there so no slugs!

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