Treated myself to a lovely shaped Fatsia Japonica in the week. Was looking splendid by my front door. Have come home to this....
Who's likely to be responsible and how do I stop them? Had a look but couldn't spot anyone.
Probably snails or slugs
Panic over. Think it's the hailstones! It really looks like chewing but there's hailstones everywhere. My dahlias are similarly affected the other side of the garden and haven't been chewed so far this year. would be bit weird if slugs/ caterpillars/ beetles or whatever got together and decided to attack opposite ends of the garden in the daytime. Phew!
We had hailstones a couple of weeks ago, just after I'd planted out my courgettes! My lilies really took a battering too
SNoodle.....looking at your photo, the leaves look somewhat yellow to me for what I take to be young/new foliage. Could be worth a bit of a feed perhaps ?
If it is just the camera which has done the colour in, forgive me
We also had a terrific hail storm earlier this pm.......caught me out in the G/H.......what a racket
Snoodle - thanks for having the hailstones - we didn't get them this side of Norwich - we just got the big bangs and bright flashy lights!!!
Cheers Phillippa. I'll keep an eye on it. It was planted into fresh shop bought compost on Tuesday so unlikely to need a feed. Hopefully just settling in.
Re hailstones- my garden's been flattened Been working on it most of the week and was looking really good yesterday.
Oh Snoodle I wish I could do something to help
Well you can keep fingers crossed for a clear afternoon tomorrow, for me It's my son's 3rd birthday party and an outdoor event. I don't know how I'll explain it to him if it's cancelled. He's been to several friends parties this month and so excited that he'll have his own. He won't understand why he didn't get a turn.
Garden will grow back sigh. But I was looking forward to it looking good for the post party family BBQ. But the party is much more important.
That cake has made me hungry....
SNoodle........ok.....sorry........didn't realise it was a Newbie Sorry about your garden being flattened tho....sometimes I think these summer storms are worse than those which come later on.
Snoodle - I'll hang some washing out, then maybe we'll get the bad weather and you'll be spared - a swap for today - and I'll cross all of my fingers and toes for your little man's party