Dahlias
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Dahlias all eaten up

Anonymous added on August 27, 2015 | Answered

All the tips of my dahlias have been eaten off. At least that's what it looks like. The flowers barely started to bloom when this happened. Any idea what may be causing this, what to look for and how to prevent it?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on August 29, 2015

It could be earwigs or slugs feasting on your plants, especially the young shoots and buds. Here is more information on these pests: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/removing-earwigs-from-the-garden.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/facts-about-slugs-and-how-to-kill-garden-slugs.htm

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