The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Gooseberrys &eaten leaves

United Kingdom Gb

Every year lots of fruit-2 days later most of the fruit & leaves are eaten! Any Ideas ?
John L.



they are susceptible to sawfly larva, they look like pale greenish caterpillars. check and either pick of by hand or use a recomended insecticide.

26 May, 2011


Hi there,

Sounds like sawfly to me,

They have a go at my goosies too,they usually strip some of my bush, but not the fruit, I have to net to keep of determined black birds,

Happy gardening.

27 May, 2011

How do I say thanks?

Answer question


Not found an answer?