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Convolvulus cneorum

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2015
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greig

I have 2 of these planted in April in full sun and neither has prospered.. They look like they get eaten possibly by snails.. Any advice to stop the snails/bugs and how to feed??

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robbiec

Not greedy plants so wouldn't bother feeding now. Maybe a general purpose feed in the spring. Watch the watering, they don't need much. Slugs / snails? Unusual, not no1 on munch list. Sure it's not caterpillar? Slug pellets for slugs n snails, systemic insecticide for other munchers unless you are organic, in which case, beer traps and hand picking (with patience and luck mixed in). Convolvulus cneorum are usually quite touch and resilient to poor soils so don't treat the too kindly. 😊

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tucksjersey

👋 @greig ... I find beer traps set down nice and early, before the lupins and other favourites are bedded, work very well and better than pellets (but that's just personal preference for my garden). We had hardly had any slugs or snails this year, once the many young'uns were caught and disposed of, even with the rather wet summer! Had a few caterpillars though! 🐌🐛☔️😉

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22pilgrim

I don't thinks it's snails, but there have been quite a few unusual little nasties about this year. We usually mix some rose clear up, and give everything a spray once a month.

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greig

Thanks for the replies!

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