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Hello! First Q. What's eaten my Anemone de Caen ?

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 13:51

Many thanks for all your answers.

We certainly have mice as one of the first casualties of my beer traps was a mouse!

It was only made from a plastic bottle (the trap, not the mouse) and perhaps a bit too level with ground as there were also a couple of ground beetles in it as well.

I've upgraded my beer-traps to these:

 They'll get in quick enough but have trouble getting out should they try!

I've moved the anemone back into a pot with some other plants and put one of these it it's place. 

You can just make out the sad remains of a supermarket clematis which the slugs and the drying wind have had fun bullying.

Hello! First Q. What's eaten my Anemone de Caen ?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 22:55

Hello all, 

Am looking forward to being part of the community.

Am in Mid East Scotland, and recently planted a ( pink) DIY- store Anemone de Caen ( I think)  only to find after about a week that one night something had neatly snipped the larger flower stalks, and leaves away completely. Only the thickest parts of stalks remained, almost neatly piled to the side!  

My 4YO son completely denies culpability, and I believe him. The cuts looked so neat I was about to quiz next-door's son of similar age! 

My mum mentioned wood pigeons eating things other creatures would fine unpalatable, but I've seen little other pigeon damage yet this year and the other anemone planted at same time (blue) 15 feet away is untouched. 

???  Am perplexed.

A monster slug with secateurs ?

Thanks for any ideas.

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