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Caterpillars galore!

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 13:10

I'm fairly new to gardening, and when we moved into our new house in June I made a huge mistake and planted Kale... and although I tried to keep on top of the caterpillars I lost the battle and pulled the whole lot out. Now the caterpillars that I missed have been chomping their way through all my border plants.... I just don't know what to do.

My question is, will they come back again next year - will there still be the scent of kale in my garden? Help!

clematis montsna freda

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 13:06

Thanks for the replies. Just went and had another look and found a handful of small snails (no more than that... but it is bright sunshine, so maybe they all come out at night!) 

Its feet are in the shade.. and it gets a lot of sun from about 11am. The whole thing has collapsed, so its hard to say where it starts. Can't see any stripping. I'll try slug pellets and see what happens. And it could be I damaged the stems when planting. 

I won't give up on it just yet!

clematis montsna freda

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 10:23

About a month ago I planted 2 clematis Montana's to scramble up the back of our summerhouse and along a fence. One is going great guns but the other started well and has now flopped! I didn't think Montanas got wilt?

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