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Keep a watchful eye for signs of vine weevil beetles nibbling the edges of leaves and their grubs who will be munching on roots below the surface.
Pollen beetles are sometimes abundant in flowers but are a nuisance and not usually damaging.
Potato cyst eelworms are microscopic plant parasitic nematodes. They are serious and widespread problem of potatoes and tomatoes especially in allotments and gardens where the host plants have been grown frequently.
Privet aphid can cause leaf curling and distortion on privet hedges.
First discovered in the UK in 1989, this leaf-mining moth has become widespread in Britain.
Rabbits graze a wide range of plants and can cause sufficient damage to kill young trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. This page provides some choices of plants that are relatively resistant to rabbits. There is no guarantee that any of the plants listed as resistant will remain free from damage in all conditions. Recent plantings and soft growth in the spring can sometimes be eaten, even if the plants are not susceptible at other times. Gardeners in rabbit-infested areas may get some additional ideas by seeing what plants survive in neighbouring gardens.
Rabbits graze a wide range of plants and can cause sufficient damage to kill young trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants.
Several species of sap sucking aphids can suck sap from the leaves, shoot tips and flower stalks of raspberry, blackberry and other hybrid berries.
The grubs of raspberry beetle damage the fruits of raspberry, blackberry and other cane fruits and is the most serious pest of these plants.
Yellow blotches on the foliage of raspberries are likely to be caused by a tiny sap-sucking mite that lives on the underside of the leaves during summer. Despite the unhealthy appearance of heavily infested plants, they are often still able to produce a worthwhile crop of fruit.
Rats are very common animals, they can damage growing and stored fruits and vegetables, they can also spread some potentially serious diseases.
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