Q.Something Is Eating Leaves Of Young Sunflowers Dalias,salvia And Young Clematis Buds. Not Slugs Snails Or Earwig.
I was late planting sunflowers salvia and other bedding plants. Something is eating young leaves leaving g large holes. Also growing tips of new clematis plants. What can I put onto discourage this. Tried slugpellets earwig traps, and soap and water. Can you Help!
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Applying slug pellets should be done away from the garden, as it attracts them. Attracting them to the garden will mean that, along with the pellets, they will consume the plants, also.
If you have used slug pellets near your garden, or in your garden, then they are likely eating your plants, as well.
Otherwise, unless you catch the predator in the act, it will be hard to say.
I would suggest using a few forms of pest control, together. These articles will help: