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Mystery - Flowers dropping before seeding? 
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Post Mystery - Flowers dropping before seeding?
Hi All
I've have flowers that are nearly finished blooming that I haven't cut in order to collect seed.
This week I have found many of the on the ground and the seed not mature enough for collecting.
They look like they have been cut. Above them there is a stem minus a flower.
Any ideas what could be causing this?
They are in the propagation house -is there an insect that will do this? The largest size bird I've seen in there is sparrow size so I'm not blaming the parrots (like I usually would if the flowers were outside).

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Post Re: Mystery - Flowers dropping before seeding?
We had a similar issue where some unknown critter was slaughtering our freshly planted passion fruit vines. The attacks were obviously happening over night so late one evening Narelle made a trip out to the garden with a torch and found a myriad if slaters, earwigs and other critters having a party on our passion fruit - a dash of slater powder and some general purpose insecticide brought the carnage to an end Image

Might be time fir some nocturnal reconnaissance :)


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