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Why has my purple aubrietia suddenly developed a large hole in clump

Essex, United Kingdom Gb

I have grown aubrietia for many years cascading over my wall. I have noticed for the first time this year a clump missing. I wondered if children or a person who wanted a bit for propagation had pulled it out, but on inspection, it does look a bit as if a creature had maybe bitten through the stems. I have loads of snails living under the aubrietia on the bricks of the wall, but they have never caused a problem in nearly 20 years, so I am mystified, but the hole has made the display very messy.




Well, if it was around here, I'd say a passing deer had taken a mouthful. It happens all the time. However, where you are, I don't know if you get many passing deer.

24 Apr, 2009


Possibly the snails, aubretia can also just die back for no apparent reason - at least one of ours does. Mice can also take a fancy to nibbling plants

24 Apr, 2009


i would say a larger mammal did this myslf be it human or animal.the snail theory doesnt add up

24 Apr, 2009


Odd thing is NP I can't see a hole in that aubretia!

24 Apr, 2009


Neither can i - yrs intrigued!

24 Apr, 2009


true i was going bye what was said lol

24 Apr, 2009


where can I purchase purple aubrietia bush and or ground cover seeds also will it grow in the harsh climate of Nova Scotia ?

19 Jun, 2009

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