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Geoff and I moved to our present house in December 2013. Starting from scratch it's been a huge challenge but we love it.
#wildlifewednesday the sawfly have been prolific this year!
They've had a good go at mine Joan but have never managed to catch them at it 😳
Oh no, that’s such a shame 😢
How soul destroying 😖
I spotted them on mine yesterday. Going to have to cut it back and put it.in the green waste.
Now i know what has been getting at mine although i haven’t seen any thanks
@Jean12345 they are usually on the underside of the leaves
@joanboston thank you Joan i will have a good look
I had the same problem they completely stripped mine by the time I noticed they get it every year I thought I remove it but it seems to have reappeared 🤔
@anl it doesn’t seem to damage the actual plant, mine comes up bigger each year! Has been particularly bad this year though 🤞so we will see
Morning! Love the way these open
Good morning Joan🤗
I might have to consider one of these for the shady side of the garden 💚💚💚
#foliagefriday @sieveheadsarah this is from one piece seven years ago
Oh wow, there’s still hope for mine then Joan, only another 4yrs to wait. 👍🏼😀
Is yours in the shade Sarah? They like a bit of shade @sieveheadsarah
It gets some morning sun then it’s shade the rest of the day Joan.
I've just inherited a couple of pieces so I have hope now. Thanks Joan .
I dug mine up early this year and replanted them. We have quite a few but I'm sure that there will be lots next year.
Love these, though something’s been nibbling them?
Slugs or snails maybe, but mine gets attacked by lilac coloured caterpillars or grub. This happens later on usually.
@gerryparsnips they are sawfly caterpillars that attack later. If you can spot the black sawfly and try and deal with the eggs on the underside of the leaves, you can reduce the damage
Many thanks @joanboston ! I have often wondered what they were! 👍
Here they come! Just love these, trouble is, so do saw fly☹️
They just decimate them don’t they but weirdly it doesn’t seem to cause the plants much of a problem for the following year 🤔🤔
@awomanonabike I also find they can decimate one patch and totally ignore another
I think there’s only been one year that I can remember when they haven’t been attacked but my patch is slowly spreading along the bottom of a wall and I have other plants that grow up and hide the skeletons 😉😂
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