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What could be doing this to my grape hyacinths in pots?

Hi

I have some grape hyacinths in pots and something has nipped off both the leaves and flower stems. All at the same height and really neatly (see pictures)

There are other pots with Daffs and other bulbs that are completely untouched?
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,322
    Rabbits? Deer? 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,559
    My initial thought was rabbits. It's very neatly done !
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,098
    Rabbits are the most likely culprits. They'll eat almost anything emerging at this time of year.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,865
    Let’s hope they don’t eat those hundreds of slug pellets. 😱
    four pellets in a pot is enough. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368
    4 pellets in a pot is too many.
  • Thanks guys. We dont have rabbits here but what about Grey Squirrels?
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,865
    nutcutlet said:
    4 pellets in a pot is too many.
    True, but there’s no point in saying that😀
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,559
    I thought squirrels left grape hyacinths alone tbh, but l can't think what else it could be. Birds maybe ?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,322
    Unless you have remarkably good fencing or live on an island or in the middle of a city you can’t assume you don’t have rabbits just because you’ve not seen any ... 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • The estate who owns the land around my home gasses any rabbits as soon as they are found. It could be Rabbits I suppose but in the 15 years I have lived here I have never seen a single one or heard anyone speak of seeing one. I just seems strange that out of the 14 pots around the affected two, what ever it is, chose those two and only those two....
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