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Help! We have something eating or killing our sweet pea flowers. We expect them to open, the next morning go to cut them and there is just a stalk left and no flower , not even on the floor . Never come across this before and been growing them for over 10 years 

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  • WibbleWibble Posts: 10
    Not seen this on sweet pea specifically, but have had the new heads bitten clean off marigolds and other bedding plenty - slugs. Never any debris either. Are they near a wall/fence? That would be ideal access for slugs. 

    I’ve started putting out any old fruit/rind as slug bait and go out when it’s dark to collect the blighters.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 31,493
    Slugs are unlikely to eat the flowers and leave no trace. More likely to be birds.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Thank you. Definitely not slugs. I never contemplated birds as I didn’t think they would be interested and it had never happened before.
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