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plant damage

Post by philj » Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:24 pm

I have planted Monarda Gardenview Scarlet this year which presently has fantastic flowers but is being damaged for the last week or so. Each day I check the plant only to find a number of the flowering stems broken, always at the connection to the main stem and at least a foot from the ground.
The only visitors we have to the garden are birds and possibly squirrels but we have not seen any for a while now. Any ideas on what may be causing this ?
Monardas (bee balm) attract bees and butterflies but there is a definite shortage of those this year, I see no more than two bees at a time, the odd butterfly but thankfully have not seen any greenfly this year.

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Re: plant damage

Post by Bernardrichii » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:21 am

I also like the flower of Monarda Garden view Scarlet. if your flowering stem is broken than checked it properly if there is any environmental stresses and pesticides. Proper care can overcome the damage problem.

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