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What did this to my London Pride!!!

purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,240
Out to water this morning and came across a scene of carnage!
This was before

This is now

Not only were they dug up, but 90% of them look to have been eaten!
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  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,240
    BTW the green bits in the tub are what I have tried to replant, they have stems but no roots, so I am hoping they will take.😭
  • Are you rural? 

  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,240
    Yes. But we have no badgers or foxes.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,919
    Squirrels,  it’s food stashing time.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,240
    Could be I suppose @Lyn ,but I haven't seen a squirrel in my garden for 3 years. Did see one across the road in an Ash tree last month. Would they dig up and take it away?
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,834
    Blackbirds do this to my Sempervivums looking for vine weevil grubs, so they could do the same to your Saxifrage.
  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,240
    Yes @Palustris I too have had to re plant many things after blackbirds have had a dig around, but in that case there are plants all on the ground, in this case they are GONE! That tub was full of plants, overflowing with them, now it's just twigs left.😭
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325
    It'll recover quickly enough though. It's difficult stuff to kill  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,240
    Only if there are any roots left @Fairygirl, as those bits of green have none.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325
    True - but if you even have some small plants left, they should grow well enough for dividing next year. 
    Assuming they don't get annihilated too  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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