What is eating my marjoram, parsley and violet leaves

My large violet patch has been eaten down to the stalks (Picture attached); parsley,geranium leaves and spinach seedlings likewise. I have put down snail pellets though I have not seen any trails. What can you suggest? J


06 July 2012 01:24 AM

Hi Judith,

Possums and bandicoots will eat the lovely soft foliage of violets. Generally Bandicoots will dig holes throughout the back yard. Also have you seen any rabbits in the area? Yates has a wonderful new product available - Yates Possum Repellent Spray helps protect your precious plants by deterring possums from browsing on sprayed plants.
Contains a special combination of ingredients that help reduce possums browsing on plants.
Lasts for up to 7 days or more with regular re-treatment.
Can be used on ornamental and edible plants and has only a 1 day withholding period.
The formulation was developed by Professor Lynne Selwood and is protected by a patent granted to the University of Melbourne.

Topics: Flowers and Ornamentals Issues: Pests