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Broccoli - whats eating it?

Hi Guys,

Something is eating the purple sprouting broccoli, I cant see anything obvious like slugs or caterpillars.

Here are a couple of pictures of the plants in the hope that someone can identify the culprits


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 9,324


    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Don't know whats happening here, I'm trying to upload 2 images and having problems doing so?!? image

    ...and does this forum have a preview option anywhere?









  • Something weird happening here, when I insert Forum BBCode the image isnt showing up and when try to insert an image only the link shows, no picture, can anyone tell me what to do please?


  • Hi Edd,

    Thanks for your help

    Tried the tree icon, did not work, I'm only seeing the link code and I cant see the pictures that you can??

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 9,324

    Use the green tree icon and upload photos directly from your own computer.

    It can take quite a while.

    BBcode won't work here.

    Embedded links to externals image hosting sites often don't work.  You can't upload images from phones.

    BTW, it's woodpigeons that are`eating your broccoli as I can see from the picture you uploaded on your first post.


    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thanks Bob, that explains it for me image shame about the BBcode image

    Next question, what do I do to prevent the pigeons? The plants are around 3.5ft high

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,830

    Not much you can do about pigeons other than net the plants. 

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Thanks pansyface image

    I'll net the plants and see how it goes

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