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What’s eating my dahlias…?

Janie BJanie B Posts: 953

I have several dahlias in pots… all thriving… yesterday morning I discovered three had been munched and knocked over… discounted pigeons and squirrels (think they’d be too small). Rabbits or muntjacs? Never seen either in our garden…

Any ideas? 



  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384
    If the pots were knocked over, I would suspect something fairly substantial.  Were the tops of the plants actually eaten, or just chewed off and left?  It's interesting that the remaining leaves look untouched - I suspect rabbits or deer would have nibbled some of those as well.  Foxes playing or badgers are also possibilities.  I think you need a trailcam.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Janie BJanie B Posts: 953
    Not sure if they were actually eaten or just chewed off and left... we have had a fox in the garden, but not recently... Yes, a trailcam would be a good idea... 
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