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07 Apr 22 Murray Patterson (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi Annette, It appears that you may have Cutworm problems. I have had these in my garden and they cut the small plant at the base. I have now got around this by planting my small plants in toilet rolls which I place in the ground and have about 5 cm above ground. Around this I have cut a hole in some tinfoil paper and placed it over the toilet roll so it has what you could call a skirt over the ground and this has cured my cutworm problem. They do not seem to like it at all. As they come out at night to eat I think the foil has deterred them. Murray
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