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I have just been looking at the Geums in my borders. Something has been eating them to pieces. At first I thought that it might be slugs or snails but the ground is too dry to accommodate them. On further inspection I discovered the culprits to be caterpillars. I have been growing Geums for quite some time and never seen this before. Has anyone else had this problem?



yes a couple of years ago moth caterpillars enjoyed my geums. The damage wasn't too bad and the moths were pretty [cant remember what species now]. Geums recovered with plenty of water and next year they flowered fine.

16 Jun, 2023


There is a Geum sawfly which can decimate them.

16 Jun, 2023


Thanks very much, will be ready for them next year!

16 Jun, 2023

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