apologies if this is dumb question but we are new to gardening. Something is eating the leaves on all our plants including turnips, potatoes, mint, bay, rowan tree leaves -anything that has foliage really!
any ideas I've tried looking through the pest pages of the website but I don't know where to start because I only know what it looks like! we do have lots of butterflies in our garden and did have a caterpillar problem on the turnips last month - could that be the problem?
Re: something is eating all our leaves on everything!
Just joined this forum and seen your unanswered(I think) post of 3 weeks ago.
Most species of caterpillar and other plant eating insect specialise on one or a few kinds of plant. Slugs and snails are general feeders on most vegetation, dead or alive, that is soft enough. As your damage is so widespread, I think mollusc damage is most likely. Of course you may have insect damage too on some plants, such as the turnip moth caterpillar on turnips and swedes.