eating my canna lilies
am having trouble with one of my canna lillies with something eating
it. There are big holes over the leaves, but the lily next to it
has been left alone. What could be eating the lily and what can
I put around it to stop it being eaten?
lilies are a perennial that die down in winter. They will just be
starting to emerge. If it is last year's growth that has been eaten,
cut it back to ground level and protect the new growth with slug
and snail pellets Blitzem, Baysol or Quash. If it is new
growth that is affected, use slug and snail pellets sprinkled liberally
around the plant, and with the exception of Baysol which is rain
fast, reapply after rain.
by Dr Dan Blanchon from Unitec's Diploma in Sustainable Horticulture and Bachelor
of Resource Management.
with permission from NZOOM Home and Garden content,
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