|A day or two ago, I noticed that the leaves were growing really well on my rose bushes. But, today it looks like something ate them and some of the small branches.Is it an animal or a bug or pest that did it, and how can this be prevented in the future.
|Answer from NGA
April 2, 2010
|Insects typically feed on the leaves but not the stems of roses so you may be dealing with a 4 legged critter rather than a flying or crawling insect. Thoroughly inspect your plant including the undersides of the leaves for clues. If you find no caterpillars or beetles, I suspect the culprit is a critter. You may have to cage your plants until you determine just what might be feeding on the leaves or stems.
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