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these caterpillars have appeared on the roses, we have never seen them before, how do we deal with them? 


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,462

    Pick them off . You can either drop them in salt water or relocate to a patch of waste ground to grow on.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,850

    Rose Sawfly larvae

  • Thankyou

  • Allotment BoyAllotment Boy North London Posts: 5,827

    You can spray with a pyrethrum based spray, or do as fidgetbones says. Sawfly can completely defoliate a plant in a few days so whatever you decide to do do it soon.

    AB Still learning

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