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What is eating my young Wallflowers?

stewyfizzstewyfizz West BromwichPosts: 161
Noticed this evening that many of my young Wallflowers in the greenhouse have had their leaves stripped. On the soil surface their appears to be green balls of chewed-up leaves? Never seen this.

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  • Hi, 
    Sorry to hear about your wallflowers! Could this be cabbage white caterpillar damage? Wallflowers are brassicas and thus subject to the pests of that family. I think the green balls are their number 2s. 
    I'm keeping my wallflowers seedlings on the window ledge until a bit later in the season to try and safeguard against the high numbers of brassica pests (cabbage whites, flea beatles, cabbage stem weevils) outdoors at the moment.
    Kind regards.
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