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Talkback: Rosemary leaf beetle

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 18:46
I am overrun with them. They seem much keener on the sage than my thyme (even though they're planted in the same large pot). I had noticed it was nibbled for ages, but didn't worry too much about it - but last week I went out and the plant was half dead with 20+ beetles sunning themselves on it. Ugh.

I'm afraid I'm now squishing them if I see them, without spending time on a major hunt.

They are gorgeous, and I don't mind a few, but I draw the line when they start to kill things!
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