Skimea pics i hope again

as ni said something eating them,

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,636

    That looks like the dreaded vine weevil Alan image

    We found that watering on nematodes really worked image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,569

    Hi Dove ,sorry to ask i know nothing about vine weevil,wot is it and what do you look for to find it please,perhaps a burn would be best, by the way you cant tell but its in a big tub.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,636

    This thread will show you what the adults look like - they come out at night - when we had a lot of them I'd go out in the evening with a torch and look on and under the leaves and squidge them.

    The real b*****ds are their grubs which look like this 

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    They live underground and eat the roots of your plants - they particularly like primulas and love to get into pots of nice compost with lots of lovely plant roots.  image

    Get a load of nematodes - I got mine via Amazon - and water them into the soil - you then have to keep the soil moist for a while - they sorted the problem for us.  

    You can only do it in the summer when the soil is above a certain temperature and as the nematodes are alive you have to water them on pretty soon after you receive them.

    Good luck - you'll probably have to be very nice to Kate to get her to cart watering cans full of water and nematodes around image

     

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,569

    Cor blimey,don't they know iv got enough problems at the momentimage right many thanks Dove for that wonderful news Amazon here i come,iv noticed the other one has slight damage as well,Cheers for that Dove 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,636

    Thanks Edd image - I forgot the link image

    More info here Alan http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=234 

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,569

    Got that as well many thanks Edd, Dove. 

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