Raggedy petals

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Freeranger
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Raggedy petals

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Running in and out trying to plant cuttings between gales and snow showers, I noticed that the petals on one yellow primula and one clump of snowdrops are all ragged, as though they've been chewed.

There's no sign of rabbit activity anywhere - anyone any idea what might be going on? Slugs, maybe?
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Something eats mine too. Slugs sounds a good guess (I do have rabbits but shouldn't think they'd leave enough to be raggedy).
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Do you think they'd eat the petals and leave the leaves?
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Maybe the leaves are tougher or more bitter. Maybe they don't like eating up their greens. No idea really, just guessing.
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I would put my money on snails/slugs, horrible things that they are. Go out at night time with a torch and you will see them.
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Definitely slugs - caught the little b****r in the act!
Apparently, there's nothing wrong with Vinca leaves either!!
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