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Help! Who's favourite food is Fatsia Japonica?

Treated myself to a lovely shaped Fatsia Japonica in the week.  Was looking splendid by my front door.  Have come home to this....

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Who's likely to be responsible and how do I stop them? Had a look but couldn't spot anyone.

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  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    Probably snails or slugs

  • SupernoodleSupernoodle Posts: 954

    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!

  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    We had hailstones a couple of weeks ago, just after I'd planted out my courgettes! My lilies really took a battering too

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 69,133

    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!!!

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • SupernoodleSupernoodle Posts: 954

    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 flattenedimage Been working on it most of the week and was looking really good yesterday.image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 69,133

    Oh Snoodle image  I wish I could do something to help image

    ((hugs))

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • SupernoodleSupernoodle Posts: 954

    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....

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 69,133

    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 image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • SupernoodleSupernoodle Posts: 954

    Thanks - planning to leave sun cream at home and take an umbrella.  That should do it!

  • SupernoodleSupernoodle Posts: 954
    Did it rain with you before 2 and 4 Dove? It was amazingly (given the forecast) dry the whole party!!! Rained just before - organisers suggested cancelling, and as we drove away after clearing up. Whatever you lot did, it worked! Or someone up there is smiling down! Phew! Advice to anyone with a baby - do not organise a 3 year old's party with a weather risk. It's the first time they understand birthdays and parties so it means everything, and they don't understand weather and postponement!! If I could my smiley faces would have white teeth! imageimageimage
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