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Dahlia being eaten

Ryan180680Ryan180680 Posts: 201
My dahlias in pots were doing well until this week when it looks like somethings eating them. Any suggestions on what I can do to protect them? 


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,851
    Probably slugs and snails ... go out in the evening and inspect under the leaves at the base of the plant ... gather up the molluscs you find and dispose of them as you see fit. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • LynLyn Posts: 21,896
    If you need to use slug pellets, remember the instructions are one pellet to every 4sq inches. So probably 4 or 5 pellets in a pot. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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  • Ryan180680Ryan180680 Posts: 201
    Just the foliage. No buds yet
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