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By Jenny7

United Kingdom Gb

My neighbour recently planted two tubs of violas. The flowers in one of the tubs are thriving but those in the other tub seem to have been eaten by something. It looks like just the petals have been eaten, not the entire flower head. What do you think has happened?



Slugs love Violas, but love the flower most and tend to eat that first, so my thought is a caterpillar. Go out at dusk/night with a torch and have a look.

15 Aug, 2012


Rabbits and mice may also eat viola petals so if one tub is nearer their escape route or run this could explain why one tub has been left unscathed (but presumably if this is the case when they run out of petals on one tub they'll move to the next!)

17 Aug, 2012

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