peony rose eaten

mairead conroy asked 11 years ago

I planted a peony rose about 4 years ago and last year It flowered with I rose, this year I had one bud developing and unfortunatly something has eaten half the bud away, any ideas. I did find a small green worm/caterpillar on a leaf and I also put some slug pellets down.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
It is possible that the bud was eaten by a snail at night or by the caterpillar. The snail may be hiding on the plant and the pellets might be of no value. Search the plant and remove any snails you find, or caterpillars.