Anyone else having a HUGE PROBLEM with caterpillars.

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Anyone else having a HUGE PROBLEM with caterpillars.

Post by sanatic1234 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:25 pm

This year my garden has loads of them every plant apart from palms and agaves have been hit. It is like a full time job getting rid of the little gits. I have never had so many.
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Post by Tom2006 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:45 am

Yes. They have eaten some of my ensetes. Snails destroyed my hostas and now my dahlias and cannas. Lilly beetle destroyed some of my lillies its been never ending this year despite my best efforts.
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Post by Tom2006 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:01 am

Yes. They have eaten some of my ensetes. Snails destroyed my hostas and now my dahlias and cannas. Lilly beetle destroyed some of my lillies its been never ending this year despite my best efforts.
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Post by Delboy » Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:19 am

Yep, got hundreds of the little butters all happily munching their way through my garden.
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Post by Wilza » Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:22 am

Yes little green ones every where!! Brugmansias, t rex, pineapple broom, hollyhocks, laburnum, chilli peppers, mint, sweet peas etc etc.......... I've not had much snail or slug problems this year, thankfully.


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Post by Clive60 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:47 am

Just Whites on the veg. Peppers in the greenhouse have been munched but can't find the culprit but I did find a snail in the garden!


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Post by jezza » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:15 am

Not had any problems. Even the slugs and snails are virtually non existent. Had a lot of aphids in early summer otherwise i've been very lucky.


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Post by Somerset77 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:36 pm

I've had a huge problem with them especially when they are this size! Found it below my tree fern and was sizing up my cannas!
This butter was a full 5 inches long when moving! :ahhh!:
Didn't kill it though as have never seen one in my garden before.
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Post by Mr List » Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:40 pm

squabadillions of them.
I have a clematis around and above my backdoor and the whole area is covered in little black pellets of caterpillar poo icon_aaargh


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Post by Rabbie » Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:56 pm

Had a problem with canna s getten eaten, emerging leafs have been well munched.


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Post by Blairs » Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:12 pm

Absolutely - I was also going to ask here. Started to find dozen sunder Raspberry leaves a few weeks back and have been finding dozens on many leaves since - Tetrapanax nibbled, Canna's nibbles, Ensete nibbles, top growth of Hedychium eaten, Fatsia nibbled holes all over, Wild Cherry leaves looking like autumn because of the browning caused by them. Not the nicest thing to do but a, killing hundreds every few days.


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Post by dorothy » Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:53 pm

Hi I have had the same problem here as well. So many of my plants have been hit. Brought some Brugs and they haven't had chance to really get going this year. :(


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Post by kata » Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:03 pm

Not loads but some on my Begonia leaves,

its the Cabbage whites they never stop, even Pravado does'nt deter them.

I am still trying to track down a thin caterpiller type insect thats fair eating its way through my Fern leaves.

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Post by Conifers » Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:12 pm

Somerset77 wrote:This butter was a full 5 inches long when moving! :ahhh!:
Didn't kill it though as have never seen one in my garden before.
Eyed Hawkmoth - good find, it'll be spectacular as an adult. Good for you on letting it be! icon_thumright


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Re: Anyone else having a HUGE PROBLEM with caterpillars.

Post by Blairs » Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:28 pm

Conifers wrote:
Somerset77 wrote:This butter was a full 5 inches long when moving! :ahhh!:
Didn't kill it though as have never seen one in my garden before.
Eyed Hawkmoth - good find, it'll be spectacular as an adult. Good for you on letting it be! icon_thumright
Yeah, one for not squishing. I normally throw such beasties over the fence to neighbors veg patch.


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