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By Sjw

gloucestershire, United Kingdom Gb

What could be eating my ligularia, I have had a good look, but can not see the pest that is eating the leaves, it's not snails or slugs as I would see the slimy trails, what else could it be, some of the leaves have gone altogether. Does anybody know what these plants are prone to. Thanks



slugs and snail trails dont always remain visible once the air warms up, so i suspect they are still the main suspects. put a scooped out orange /grapefriut skin down by them and the slugs/snails will hide in there and then you will be able to dispose of them in the bin.

28 Jul, 2009


I'd agree it's almost certainly slugs or snails. The situation with one of our ligularias came so dire that we had to dig it up and put it in a pot to save it. Every time a new leaf appeared it was eaten completely in its normal position. We never saw any sign of slugs as they hid away very well during the day! The just love ligularias.

28 Jul, 2009


I better check mine to see if its OK. Thanks for the tip with the orange/grapefruit skin, Seaburn.

29 Jul, 2009

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