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Clematis flowers being eaten

we have a very healthy clematis plant which is full of buds but as the flowers open they are being eaten by something. Any ideas


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,863

    Snails image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,348

    They do love them unfortunately  image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Mine get eaten by aphids :(

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,199

    Took some snails off mine this morning before the rain started image

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Thanks for all your responses. Seems like you are all agreed. I will keep a lookout for the blight era.

  • Roll up some newspaper, thoroughly soak it, then place it like a collar round the affected plants.

    In the morning shake out...............the earwigs.

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