What creature/s ate my delphiniums ?
Essex, United Kingdom
My delphiniums were all farmed back to a bare stalk within a few days this year. I do not know whether this was due to slugs/snails or insects. I have a puppy who uses the garden a lot so I couldn't put down the usual blue pellets, but I did use 'slug pubs' with some success and I surrounded the plants with sharp sand. There is a well established ant colony nearby and there were lots of flying ants in early summer...again, because of the puppy I couldn't put ant powder down so I used the yeast/bicarb/cream of tartar method to destroy them.
- 13 Sep, 2009