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Slithering sawflies

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June 18, 2011 — They look like caterpillars or slugs, but leaf-chewing sawflies are actually baby wasps. Mike McGrath reveals how to protect your roses from this unusual foe. Plus your fabulous phone calls.

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Question of the Week

My roses are being decimated by little green worms. Some new branches have no leaves left at all. After a bit of research I found out they are sawfly larvae; I can’t find any mention of them on your site. Other websites suggest wildly different ways of dealing with them; and some say that they will eventually go away on their own (as flies, I assume). But will there be anything left of my roses at that point? Get the answer »

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