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Bruising such as you describe is quite common from hail, yes.
I was going to suggest a compost issue. There's no chance that they've been burnt by the sun, is there?
I'm hoping that my aubretia will recover from the torrential rain we've had - the poor thing has almost been flattened. Such a pretty colour, too - blue with a white eye.
It could be rabbits or mice - probably the latter if the chew marks are tiny. The only preventative measure that I can think of is a fine wire cage that you stand over the tulips at night - or mouse traps.
Do you mean iberis - perennial candytuft? If you do then yes, cut back to about half size after flowering.
I'm thoroughly confused - I think that I should have made notes!
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I'm not sure bugs in the ground would munch through a whole lawn. (I could be wrong!) They can, Wintersong. A neighbour had to have her lawn lifted and re-turfed, the damage was so extreme.
I'm not sure bugs in the ground would munch through a whole lawn. (I could be wrong!)
You may have left them on the tree too long - some pears are actually better taken off the tree green and allowed to ripen indoors.
You can remove the affected leaves, but there's no treatment that I'm aware of. Although it looks awful, it shouldn't affect the crop.
Sunshine, rain later.
Predicted to be chucking it down tomorrow when I'm due to go to Harlow Carr.....