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Botany

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13. That looks like insect damage not chickadee damage. The birds are more than likely eating the insects
Sun May 5, 2024, 06:16 PM
May 5

….that are on the leaves. Cut the old beaten up leaves off the plant, keep the plant watered,
and spray the new leaves with a deer or rabbit repellent or a very very dilute insecticide…. The plant
will push new leaves. If you watch the plant closely you’ll more than likely to see some kind of
caterpillar or worm on it. The damage from what I can tell is cosmetic. Spraying the plant with
H2O might knock some of the critters off of it.

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