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Lorna Loughridge wrote at 2013-06-27 23:28:41
there is a worm that attacks monkshood in the first blooms, I examine them all and you can usually tell when they have made a nest in the bud, it turns black and they eat the bud...I break all the buds off that are affected. If you open the bud you will see a fat green worm.These worms only attack at the first bud. your monkshood will grow new buds worm free.


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