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I hope someone can help me please. My dianthus, which was looking stunning, has something stripping the stems and I would like to know what it is. I have looked under and there is nothing to alert me and no obvious things on the plant except a few aphids which I thought sucked the sap rather than stripped the stems?

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Could be snail or slug damage.

24 Jun, 2013


reckon its slugs etc too. they are good at hiding under stones/bark in fact any nook or cranny.

24 Jun, 2013


And that damage is typical of the way they rasp the surface off plant stems

24 Jun, 2013


Thank you all so much I was under the impression slugs did not like dianthus but underneath there are some small yellow slugs who must be the culprits.
Thanks Heather

24 Jun, 2013

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