Vine weevil: plan of action needed!

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  • Bee witchedBee witched Scottish BordersPosts: 420
    Hello @gardeninglily1,

    Whilst you are waiting for the temperatures to perk up so you can use nematodes .... you might want to try something that I did last year. 
    I found lots of grubs in pots of strawberries. I lifted the plants, washed off as much soil as I could, and submerged them in water for 48 hours .... giving them an occasional swish.
    There were a few grubs which floated off and were well and truly dead (they are sneaky b*ggers but haven't mastered swimming yet!)

    I repotted the plants which were all OK.

    Worth a try .. Bee x
      image  Bees must gather nectar from two million flowers to make one pound of honey 
  • MayLaneMayLane Posts: 195
    I'm really worried as it doesn't seem common when I was obsessively looking for similar stories on the internet last year, although there was a vine weevil summat to discuss them. It is a new estate which only 4 years old and borders a golf course, woodland and common ground. I do wonder whether the builders brought them in with infected shrubs which they planted up. 
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