What is doing this ... and how can I stop it!

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Deborah1

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What is doing this ... and how can I stop it!
« on: May 10, 2021, 08:31 »
An insect of some kind (?) is eating through/cutting off the young tips of new growth on my Apple trees. Itís also nipping off the flower buds on my Medlar - one by one >:( Any idea what it is and how I can prevent it? I search but can find no bugs. But the next morning, more damage! Thanks for any help ideas.

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Lardman

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Re: What is doing this ... and how can I stop it!
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2021, 08:34 »
Can you upload an image, it sounds more like bird damage than insect.
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Re: What is doing this ... and how can I stop it!
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2021, 08:46 »
Iíve just taken possession of an old book on fruit growing by HG Witham Fogg, so Iíve looked up your medlar & it says ďMedlars are not subject to any particular pests or diseases. Occasionally leaf-eating weevils are troublesome in the spring,but they can be controlled by a thorough dusting or spraying of Derris ď not sure on the Derris though! Think it has probably been banned, but as I garden organically I donít use anything  :)
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Re: What is doing this ... and how can I stop it!
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2021, 09:13 »
Do you have bullfinches where you live? They are renowned for this kind of behaviour.

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Re: What is doing this ... and how can I stop it!
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2021, 16:02 »
Pigeons??
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