Any clues whats eating my Canna

Any clues of what is eating my Canna Lillie's
Regally treat them with a bug treatment, but the instructions say only apply 2 or 3 times in 6 mths.  
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  • PerkiPerki Rossendale - LancashirePosts: 1,580
    Looks like slug damage, the holes on the top left leaf give it away. When the canna sends a new leaf up in a spiral slugs sometimes eat through it causing the multiple holes in a row. 
  • TerrysWorldTerrysWorld Posts: 76
    Thanks,

    But cannot see any trails on the grit or pot etc.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,131
    There’s no point in treating slugs with bug killer. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 7,928
    They don't always leave trails TW.  If they come out when it is damp, they don't need to produce the slime.  Try a beer trap which will attract any slugs and snails in the immediate area.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • TerrysWorldTerrysWorld Posts: 76
    Try a beer trap which will attract any slugs and snails in the immediate area.
    Any particular brew ??  :)
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,131
    Lidl’s cheap lager goes down well here 😀. (For the slugs I mean) 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 7,928
    Mine's a Theakstons please, very kind of you!  :D
    Even yeast, sugar and water mixed together has the same effect (on the slugs, but not me!), if no amber nectar is available.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • TerrysWorldTerrysWorld Posts: 76
    Thanks all,
    Going to try a deterrent method first, where as seen on GW boiling some Garlic cloves and mixing some of the boiled garlic water and water in a spray. Spraying once or more a week.
    If that dont work, then its down the pub we go  :D
  • BijdezeeBijdezee Bruges, BelgiumPosts: 759
    Any particular brew ??  :)
    Yes, they really like the dark sweet ones. 
  • TerrysWorldTerrysWorld Posts: 76
    I have made my yeast based bait for the slugs and snails.

    But read somewhere by using Yeast, this can attract slugs/snails from around your community as far as 200yds or so and not a good thing to use or beer.

    Does that mean I would make our community slug/snail free in time  :)
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