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What's eating my clematis?

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:42

Hey Panda!  Well I had a look first thing. All I could find was 2 tiny bugs.  Picture of one below. 

No snail/ slug tracks.  And they'd have to go over either bark or gravel, up the wall and then somehow jump over to the flowers.  And the nibbles holes are quite small on most buds.  Perhap the slugs are jumping out and taking one bite before they land....

Anyway this is the tiny bug.... you see the three moles on my hand near the base of my thumb?  Well the top one isn't a mole...

 and that's all I found.  Any ideas??


What's eating my clematis?

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 21:40

well there's no need to rub it in 


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 21:18

Oh it's lovely Jac.  You've a real eye for placing things.

What's eating my clematis?

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 21:16

yes, will do.  I've got an open flower with no petals, just the centre. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr.

What's eating my clematis?

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 21:08

arghhhhh, me too!  My buds are hollow!  Can it really be slugs? No slime that I could see on the wall.  And how do they get to the buds?? Further investigation needed. Will try in morn.


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 20:03

Oh so sorry Dove.  Even if something like that is likely it's still a shock when it does.  



Posted: 09/04/2014 at 13:08

Hey Orchard Lady, am in good ole Norwich.

Dove, I may end up in the shoe shop with you so that'd be a bit dangerous!  Would like some Hotter shoes though.  Don't laugh but I get really sore feet gardening.  Not blisters, just the pressure on the bottom of my feet.  Perhaps should try some sort of cushion insole.  I've got cheap wellies - off Norwich market! - so suspect limited cushioning.  What a softie I am!!!

Strawberry Pots-What Size Please ?

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 12:52

I had intended (when I eventually build my veg plot  - all these ideas, so little time...) to put strawberries in the ground (well a slightly raised bed).  It sounds like this is a bad idea?  Should be looking for something raised to reduce pests eg a veg trough?


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 12:44

Yes, Dove, in the city centre looking out the window at blue sky and sunshine glinting off the concrete....


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 12:06

Hi guys,

Sorry for crashing your thread with my rant last night but had taken time off work for the pergola delivery and the no show with no explanation really got my goat.  It's turned up today apparantly (without me there) so plans back on track.  Looking forward to friday off work to plant a rambling rose and couple of honeysuckles I've got ready.  Sounds like you are all enjoying the sunshine today.  Sigh - I'm stuck at a computer at work, and bemoaning that my whirlygig postioning choice neglected to consider the opportunity to co-ordinate washing with plantings. (You lot are barking....) Thanks for making me smile

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