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By Beegee

East Sussex, United Kingdom Gb

What has stripped every leaf off my gooseberry bushes.



Photo would help. Probably gooseberry sawfly

14 Sep, 2014


Hi Beegee, I gooseberry sawfly. they lay eggs and they develop into caterpillars that then munch away from the underside of the leaves. If there are still any caterpillars left pick them off and destroy them.

14 Sep, 2014


Sorry Seaburngirl = we must have posted answers at the same time!

14 Sep, 2014


Shouldn't affect next year's new growth but keep watch as when you've had them once they'll probably be back.

14 Sep, 2014


Thanks for all replies I'll have to watch them next year

14 Sep, 2014

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