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Pests from plant purchase

Hi everyone I'd be grateful if anyone could advise me on the best way to get rid of, or reduce damage I have spotted by an unknown pest in my garden, which I first spotted after purchasing a few plants from a garden centre last year, Thank You 


  • Jess is in the GardenJess is in the Garden Posts: 1,022
    edited May 2019
    Looks like a caterpillar has been feasting :-) 
    Try having a look under the leaves and and along stem as it may still be there, hiding. I go out with a torch at night too, and you'd be amazed what is visible then! Just pick'em off and leave them for the birds.
  • SyfiniSyfini Posts: 22
    Thank You! I shall try that! 
  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    Take a picture and somebody might even be able to tell you which caterpillar you've got!
  • SyfiniSyfini Posts: 22
    Hi all, I have failed to spot the little critter causing damage to this hydrangea, any advice appreciated-is it a caterpillar? I think this bug originated from a penstemon I bought at a local plant nursery, Thank You in anticipation, Sylvia
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