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Damage to leaves of newly planted perennials

Something is eating the leaves and the flowers of gerber and rudbeckia as well as a recently purchased coleus.  Is it slugs? as there are no other signed of pests? can anyone help


  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,025
    Would need a photo  :)
    Slugs are certainly a likely contender. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • B3B3 Posts: 21,410
    Probably that or snails.look under the leaves and under surrounding plants. Snails will attach themselves to walls or fences.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Thanks to all who commented I think I will do the torch and search tonight and then go from there!
  • zehrsonthelake11zehrsonthelake11 Burt, NY, USPosts: 12
    Insects and a few common diseases (with the help of a hand lens or magnifying glass), but detecting problems caused by poor care or environmental circumstances can be difficult.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,174
    Common things occur commonly, slugs and snails.
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    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
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