What's eating my plants?


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Hi there, could anyone please help me?
I am very new to gardening having recently moved into a new bungalow and planted a few plants. However over the past week I have noticed something seems to be eating my buglia plant as well as my sunflowers. When I look at the leaves I cannot see any insect or any signs of anything that may be eating them. Has anybody any idea as to what may be the culprit and any recommendations on how I can stop this?
I have attached some photos to show the damage being done.
Many thanks. Dusty

















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Hello Dusty and welcome to the gardeners forums, I'm not sure if somethings been eating it, but it looks like wind damage to me, has it been windy where you are?
 
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Hi there, could anyone please help me?
I am very new to gardening having recently moved into a new bungalow and planted a few plants. However over the past week I have noticed something seems to be eating my buglia plant as well as my sunflowers. When I look at the leaves I cannot see any insect or any signs of anything that may be eating them. Has anybody any idea as to what may be the culprit and any recommendations on how I can stop this?
I have attached some photos to show the damage being done.
Many thanks. Dusty

















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The usual culprit that skeletonize leaves is a caterpillar. Spray with Bt. Some caterpillars only come out at night and then go hide in the day.
 
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Hello Dusty and welcome to the gardeners forums, I'm not sure if somethings been eating it, but it looks like wind damage to me, has it been windy where you are?
Hi there. No it hasn't been that windy and the plants are quite protected by a fence from the wind.
 
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Hi there. No it hasn't been that windy and the plants are quite protected by a fence from the wind.
It doesn't seem that bad if it's caterpillars, have you seen any tiny droppings on the lower leaves? Sometimes they're the same colour of what they've been eating.
 
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