What’s happened my daffodils?

can someone help me? Does this look like something has eaten these daffodils or have they been cut off? 

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  • RubytooRubytoo On the sofa, Southerly aspect.Posts: 751
    When did you notice?
    I have some that have been eaten right through like yours I can see a little slug/snail trail on some bits though. They can scrap the succulent bits across then the stems dry and break.
    But some birds also take leaves this time of year for nesting.

    Wind damage can also break them then they might be chewed or removed by wildlife.
    I can see why you think they look cut though.
    Also from the looks of the dis colouring some have been done a number of days ago?
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 13,587
    You got pheasants?
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • holliecoakerholliecoaker Posts: 2
    So on January 20th these were all coming up from the ground and when I returned on Feb 28th hoping too see them flowered they looked like this. 

    There planted on a natural burial ground and all the other plots have daffodils all over them, this is the only one that every single daffodil has been distroyed and the only one that looks like something been at them.

    if it was on the edge, or there we’re others round the area like this I wouldn’t of thought twice about them being cut, but the straight edges and none others being damaged I’m concerned it’s been done by someone, rather than the wildlife.

    im just not sure as I don’t have any idea when it comes to plants 
  • Hampshire_HogHampshire_Hog Hampshire Coast 100m from the seaPosts: 608
    Top photo looks to me like a straight cut I regret to say I think some ones pinched them :/

    You don't stop gardening because you get old, you get old because you stop gardening.
  • Hazel 1Hazel 1 Posts: 1,465
    This is interesting as we’ve just noticed the same thing has happened to some daffs in our front garden. We have only recently moved here and the front garden was just all laid to lawn, nothing else. Then we saw the daffs leaves coming through, next the stems and then the stems cut off like yours, Holliecoaker. I’m not sure what has happened to them.
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