Marigolds

Has anyone had this problem?  My mum put about 50 marigolds in pots out last week, within 5days there was not one single leaf left, just bare stems.  Has any one any idea what has attached these? Is there anything we can do in the future

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  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    Hi Caz image I would guess slugs/snails. They attack everything in my garden image

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Slugs, sorry, its one of their favorite foods, ive had this happen too, personally, i dont use slug and snail killer, im trying to create a balanced ecosystem. But how you deal with the little blighters is up to you! image
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 24,523

    slugs and snails at the top of the list.

    But as to the future, watch and see who the culprit is. One or two molluscs could do all that, pick up the pots and look underneath, squash them

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 24,523

    Unanimous on the culprit Cazimage

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 45,161

    We don't get a lot of slugs in this garden, but on Friday night the few slugs we have chomped their way through our Pak Choi - last night I sunk a couple of plastic pots into the veg patch, just sticking out half an inch or so, and put an inch of Adnams Broadside in the pots - this morning two fat slugs had passed away in a drunken stupor image

    I recommend it!

    If you stop taking chances, you'll stay where you sit. You won't live any longer, but it'll feel like it.” 
  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Goodness, thats brought out the murderous streak in you lot! image
  • Caz8Caz8 Posts: 66

    Thanks everyone.  Maybe I will try again with slug pellets.

     

  • Stacey DochertyStacey Docherty Posts: 1,759

    slugs and snails.... the population id=s rife in my garden this year as well... went on holiday to 6 lupins in my garden came back to 2!!!! if the marigolds are in pots then you can buy copper tape to put round them to prevent the slime deamons climbing past it ( they hate copper) i also went out the other morning and discovered much to my horror a slug orgy ( it wasn't a nice sight) and low and behold all of my beans have been stripped of leaves!!!! Good luck int he fight agains slime evil

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 45,161

    Oh please think twice about using slug pellets - most of them are so bad for wildlife and for the soil as well as being dangerous for pets and children.  I really wouldn't want to eat vegetables grown in soil that had been covered in slug pellets

    There are some that are less harmful, but if slug pubs and copper strips work for us, why not give them a try? image

    If you stop taking chances, you'll stay where you sit. You won't live any longer, but it'll feel like it.” 
  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Garlic granules can be good ans SAS spray is fab but they only work when its dry or under the rim of pots image
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