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Yet more vine weevils...

K67K67 Posts: 2,507
Despite using nematodes last year and the bug clear ultra stuff the year before my tub is still plagued with them.
I have taken out all the plants and left them in a bucket of water. 
I was very surprised to find one crawling out of a hyacinth bulb so will chuck those. 
I used a mix of JI3 and compost and as I cannot get any replacement  soil I  wondered if  removing the top 9 ins or so and  spreading it out and picking out the grubs will be enough or will there be unseen eggs waiting to hatch?


  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,100
    Eggs are laid on the surface,next to the stem of the plant, if that info is any use to you.
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,875
    Vine weevil nematodes have to be used twice a year, Spring and autumn.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    Thank you @Lyn and @Palustris. Learned something new!
    I wonder if something like a brassica collar would protect a plant and stop the eggs being laid or getting into the soil when they have hatched.

    Been through half a large trug of soil today and squashed a lot of weevils  some had started to have legs 😝😨
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