Just as my crocosmias were about to come into bloom, something has eaten all the buds and open flowers. Does anybody have any idea what it might be and how to prevent it happening again next yearling?


  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,720

    Deer like them - but they take the whole flower head rather than just the flowers and buds

    We did not inherit the earth from our grandparents.  We’re borrowing it from our children.
  • Slugs they are munching mine as well

  • I have the same problem. It woud appear it is slugs. Shame as the gardens in my area are awash with lovely blooms.

  • Thanks for all the replies. I know it's not deer and I doubt it'll be rabbits, so I guess it's those drafted slugs again. Anybody got a hedgehog to spare?

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 27,858

    I find giant snails here in amongst crocosmia Margaret. It was one of the few plants that the rabbits didn't eat at my last house and we had loads of frogs and toads there so no slugs!

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

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