What's eating my plant?

Kathy43Kathy43 Posts: 112
Any ideas?


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 13,811
    Crikey, I don’t recognise it so I don’t know what, in an ideal world, it should look like.

    Is it indoors or outdoors?

    Has it looked like it looks now for a long time or did it look like something recognisable a few days ago?

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Kathy43Kathy43 Posts: 112
    It happened last year, too. It seemed to improve, but gone down hill again. It's outside
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 13,811
    edited 17 April
    Are those purply sticky bits the same thing?

    I’d dig it up and give it a jolly good shake to see what falls out. Then I’d get some fresh compost and have a rootle through the old stuff to see what’s lurking in there. Finally, I’d cut it down to a few inches tall, stick it in its new compost, water it well and tell it to buck up.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Kathy43Kathy43 Posts: 112
    I don't think its even half an inch now🤣
    Last year, I thought it was snails, so I've put Rose cuttings around it, as a deterent. 
  • B3B3 Posts: 7,935
    That wouldn't work.I'm with pansy. Dig it out and plant it fresh if it was something you liked. If you weren't to bothered about it, empty the whole thing out,add new compost and plant something else.
    You'll probably find snails lurking round the back of under the rim. Drop them on the ground and step on them.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 3,013
    I would do the same as Pansyface suggests, and get it out of the pot. It could be vine weevil (bit paranoid about those at the moment),  but whatever it is, fresh compost may help. Also telling it to buck up may help as well...... :)
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