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By Mikol17

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What's eating the leaves on my gladiolus flowers?

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Have you checked for small slugs and snails as a first line of enquiry? It looks like eelworm damage but eelworms on glads attack the bulbs rather than the leaves. I'd go for small slugs.

6 Aug, 2016


several bugs feed on gladiola, slugs, snails, grasshoppers, caterpillars, beetles. I don't think the copper band does anything to stop them so I won't suggest it. The best remedy is to go out at night with a flash light, bucket of water and a pair or thongs/tweezers. Pluck the critters off and drown them.

6 Aug, 2016

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