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Holes in pond lily leaves

Does anyone know how to stop bugs eating the leaves of pond lilies ?  I'll finish up with no leaves if I cut off all the affected ones.   image   And the fish don't seem to keep on top of it !


  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Why are you cutting off the ones with holes in?  Leave them alone and go and do some hoovering!

  • celia2celia2 Posts: 21

    You cut them off and destroy them to try to reduce the bug population, as the leaves go quite yellow and hole-riddled !    Mind you, hoovering is a good idea - with the pond vac ! ! 

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    I meant hoovering indoors! 

     Pond vacs are death to pond life; you do want wildlife in your pond, don't you?

  • celia2celia2 Posts: 21

    Wildlife is thriving - but there's about 4 inches of silt in the bottom.  I've rigged up a kind of dome over the head of the pond vac to stop small fry and newts being sucked up.   Do you have a wildlife pond then ?

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