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How to save my geraniums form crawlers eating them

Some thing is eating my beautiful geraniums right up to the top of the plants.  Full of holes......last year I found something like a black and white caterpillar on one of them....must have been alot more......nearly thirty plants were full of holes.  Anyone now how I get rid of them?  A friend suggest I spray the plant with very dilute washing up liquid in a watering can........anyone else heard of this.  Would appreciate some feedback, the garden I look after is for a nursing home. Thanks


  • You will have very clean caterpillars-this works for aphids to a certain extent-not caterpillars at all

    Buy a proper spray-look for eggs under the leaves or pick off the carterpillars.

    But it might not be them at allimage

  • Flower birdFlower bird Posts: 284

    Hahahahaha.....that's funny LG , will do what you suggest, thanks


  • addictaddict Posts: 659

    Are they still flowering Flower bird? If not cut them right back down water well and hopefully the new growth will come after the pests have gone image

  • addictaddict Posts: 659

    Er...just checking...we are talking hardy geraniums not Pelargoniums aren't we?

  • Flower birdFlower bird Posts: 284

    Bedding geraniums, and they are in full bloom too, thanx for the feedback addict.


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