Posted: 15/10/2014 at 10:33
It sounds as though its a general 'thumbs down' for Becky.
Lovely to hear from Mattbeer87 - having coped with them in a HB garden centre - a job I always envy every time I go to Homebase but don't think they would take on a 72 year old retired primary teacher!
The ones in pots are now looking a lot better -lots of flowers on top instead of hidden amongst the leaves - perhaps they come into their own in Autumn but I would not advise planting in a bed.
What do people use for treating caterpillars organically and successfully? I always feel very guilty if I use a chemical spray and make myself think of the emerging butterfly. However they can ravage a pot and are so difficult to find.