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Lacking experience with cunning garden pests (8)

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I believe the answer is:

greenfly

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'garden pests' is the definition.
'greenfly' can be an answer for 'pests' (I've seen this before). I am not certain of the 'garden' bit.

'lacking experience with cunning' is the wordplay.
'lacking experience with' becomes 'green' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'cunning' becomes 'fly' (fly can mean skilful or sharp).
'green'+'fly'='GREENFLY'

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(Other definitions for greenfly that I've seen before include "Pests" , "Garden pest" , "Common aphids" , "Common aphid" .)

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