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vine weevil ambush

Last night went out with my trusty torch  (with economy batteries I might add)

and whilst hunting the greedy slugs and snails that have been decimating my african marigolds, what did I stumble upon but 4 weevils sat on the leaves of one of my hydranges.

wipeout!!  job done, mind in a few days or so I'll probably have to spray the plants in and around that plant with systemic vine weevil grub killer.



  • CercisCercis Posts: 42

    But will that stop the grubs eating the roots?

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,872

    The grubs would already have done their worst IDGM. Getting rid of the adults now means fewer of them to lay their eggs later and therefore prevents grubs for next spring image

    Did that make sense?

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Bet your boots I will treat the soil, because these little blighters have cost me some nice plants in previous seasons.

    But! I couldn't believe my luck on stumbling upon this group of evil weevils.......image

    The best of ths is, they do not make any attempt to scarper .....Tuf!.......image

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