Slugs and catapillars! Surprised I have any plants left!
Hi guys, I planted a new clematis the other week and I noticed that something was eating the new buds. They start to grow and then they get eaten again. I put a few slug pellets around them to see if I could catch what was the culprit (I know most gardeners would recommend against using pellets). Well I went out a few nights ago after putting them down and I could not believe how many slugs and nails were around the clematis. On further I spection there were hundreds and I mean hundreds all over the other plants. I'm surprised I have anything left in the garden. I've just been out now and I now have catapillars crawling all over the clematis! I picked them off but is there any way to keep them away from it? How will it ever grow if they keep eating everything??