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Something has eaten and looks like then burrowed into the stem of our poenies...any idea what it could be, will it kill / damage the plant?



This happens to mine every year, but whatever it is doesn't burrow into the stems but the forming buds. Its so annoying. My flowers never open

7 May, 2012


I would say slugs or snails and especialy with all the rain we have had , I have had this happen to mine I snaped it off and found one inside the stem !!

Try a beer trap as using slug pellets with the weather we are having is useless, just though it may only be a small hole at firts but with the plant growing quickly with the damage done it does tend to get bigger and let more pests in


7 May, 2012


Something i never knew... touch wood mine have always been ok although mine are not grown in any of my borders which i find slugs/snails in quite regularly.

7 May, 2012

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