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By Sunbeam

West Midlands, United Kingdom Gb

Please could someone tell me what’s eating my nasturtium leaves- and what I can do to stop it?
Many thanks




it will be a caterpillar. the most likely is the cabbage white ones. they love any of the cabbage family and nasturtiums are also a favourite plant.

if you can bear to sacrifice the odd plant you will get butterflies.
to remove them you have a couple of choices.
pick the caterpillars off by hand and put them on the bird table
spray with an insecticide. personally I wouldn't use chemicals.
the length of time that the butterflies are laying eggs is quite short. the plant will continue with growth until the frosts.

21 Jul, 2018

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