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Does anyone know what would be taking the flowers off my polyanthus plants, the flower heads are intact so they are not just falling off? I would be grateful for ideas.



If they come off in the daytime it could be sparrows, after dark - slugs? Just guesses really.

4 Apr, 2011


I saw wood pigeons pecking off the flowers from my aubretias the other day [grrrr!] Could be the same for your flowers if pigeons are about.

4 Apr, 2011


Thank you both. I don't think its slugs cos flowers have been picked off so perhaps it is the birds. Many thanks.

5 Apr, 2011


My friends the Doves sit and eat my flowers on a daily basis, cheeky beggars prefer the yellow ones....

5 Apr, 2011


Thank you, I am now pretty sure its birds, odd thing is, they are only taking the red ones (fortunately).

6 Apr, 2011

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