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problem with clematis

sandy32sandy32 Posts: 1

I grow clematis in the garden but each year the flowers are eaten. What is eating them and what can I do


  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,904

    Earwigs!!!!!! image

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    Snails are the usual culprit.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Try rolling up a newspaper, then soak it thoroughly, then place it like a collar on the floor round the base of your clematis this evening.   Tomorrow morning gently unroll the newspaper, shake it, and see if any earwigs drop out.   Let us know.

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