- May 31, 2017
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- Lake Dallas, TX
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Don't know if this will help but I know that Slugs and terrestrial snails feed mostly at night. I have found that most slug bates hurt the flowers as much as they do the slugs. So I have to go out at night with a flashlight and an old paring knife every other week or so.Thanks @Mmathis I came across that link earlier from a google search. Whatever is eating them is definitely just cutting little bits off and leaving the leaf material to float around and stick to the liner or the lily pads on the surface. I'll keep an eye on them and see if I can't identify the offenders and manually remove them, but if it gets worse I'll have to get some of that Bacillus Thuringiensis and see if it'll get rid of the pests.
Um, I am aware slugs don't do water I was supporting the nocturnal theory. Besides ShawnInfirmity may be plagued with slugs with scuba gear and S.E.A.L. training. But we don't know that yet do we Angel?if i remember correct slugs don't do the water. please correct me if i am wrong.
I use a 10% dish soap and 90% water solution on my roses. It suffocates them and the soap does not hurt the plant. Not really sure what it would do to a pond though.Thanks @Stephen Noble I haven't quite pinpointed the problem, but I think whatever it is that's messing with my lilies is also eating my water hyssop in the bog. My best guess at this point is aphids, but I'm not totally sure. I also don't know if they're directly eating the lily pads or if the little green bits of water hyssop that are coming from the bog are floating around and when they come into contact with my lily pads they erode them? I don't know why that would happen but it seems that everywhere the little bits of green plant material stick to the lily pads that's where the pads erode. Has anyone seen that before?
I have been cutting off the badly damaged pads and that does seem to help a lot, but I wish I knew what was happening and how to fix it. Anyone know of a good organic spray for aphids that would be safe to use around a pond??
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