Clematis forum: Something's eating my bloom

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Name: Peg
Va.Beach (Zone 8a)
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pcput
May 30, 2013 10:05 PM CST
Any ideas what's eating my blooms on my "Snow Queen"?

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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
May 30, 2013 10:57 PM CST

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Earwigs? They're always coming after my clematises.
Name: Peg
Va.Beach (Zone 8a)
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pcput
May 31, 2013 6:33 AM CST
How do you control them? I know we have earwigs around but have never seen anything on the blooms. Thanks for the help Zuzu. Rolling my eyes.
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
May 31, 2013 1:17 PM CST

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I use Deadline Bug Bait, Peg, but I'm sure there are natural methods of control if you don't want to use the bait.

http://www.corrys.com/All-Products/deadline-bug-bait/Overvie...
Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Jun 4, 2013 12:50 AM CST
Earwings love mine too. I'll have to look around for Deadline Bug Bait. Thanks for the tip Zuzu.
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Name: Peg
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pcput
Jun 4, 2013 2:56 PM CST
You were right on Zuzu! Thumbs up
I went out today to look at a new bloom and there it was Angry
An earwig right on the bloom
Got to find some Deadline Bug Bait asap
Love how big the "Snow Queen" blooms are Lovey dubby

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Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Jun 5, 2013 4:59 AM CST
Beautiful photo!
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Name: Anna
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canadanna
Jun 5, 2013 6:32 AM CST
I agree
Name: Peg
Va.Beach (Zone 8a)
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pcput
Jun 5, 2013 7:59 AM CST
Thanks guys. It was hard to get a pic before the earwigs ate them.
Here's a pic of my very first bloom. Maybe because it was the first makes it extra special to me.


Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Jun 5, 2013 8:49 AM CST
Wow, that is pretty! I see somebody is eating their lunch on the bloom. Hilarious!
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Calif_Sue
Jun 5, 2013 12:21 PM CST

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Gorgeous! Oh pretty please add that to the database! You can import it directly from your post. Green Grin!
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Name: Peg
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pcput
Jun 5, 2013 5:58 PM CST
Thanks all I tip my hat to you.
Chris - I never saw the bug until I looked at the pic later. He didn't munch on it so didn't mind him resting there. I don't have any idea even what it is.
Sue - I did add it to the database a while ago. It was also the first pic I ever took of a bloom on anything. I think it was beginners luck Rolling my eyes.

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