My previously healthy Astilbe has had a lot of leaf damage this year.
The 'flesh' of many of the leaves has disappeared, leaving the skeleton
of the leaf behind. I can't see any evidence of pests on it.
Does anybody have any idea what could be causing this?
Classic sign of earwig damage.
If you hit them directly with some soapy water they are easily killed.
However, they hide during the day and only come out at night to feed.
You can either go out late at night and spray them while they are out
or you can set traps for them.
Pat in Plymouth MI
"Vegetables are like bombs packed tight with all kinds of important
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