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On a Verbascum - Can anyone tell me what is going on here, and what I should do about it please? We don't usually get too many pests up here and I've never seen this before. Many thanks for your help, K :)

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looks like caterpillar damage, I believe it is from a moth? Having had similar damage to some of my plants. Did you notice any leaf curl earlier on? If you can see any just peel open the leaf and you will probably find a bit of spun silk holding the leaf closed, and most probably a small caterpillar up to about 1/2 inch in length, if so just remove. The plant will recover,as it did for me.

25 Jun, 2017


Thanks Kev...nothing to do with the big red fly on it then?

26 Jun, 2017


looks like chewing damage and the fly isn't linked to it really.
just cut off the affected parts and bin. the plant will recover.

26 Jun, 2017


Thanks, I will.

26 Jun, 2017

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