Does anyone know what they are u mite have to make it bigger to see them Allan
Those look like vine weevils Allen. Their larvae eat the roots of potted plants are are not welcome in most gardens. Have a look at google images of them to positively identify:
A bit blurry when I enlarge them, but they look like adult vine weevils. Their grubs will be eating the roots of your potted plants, and primulas etc.
Nematodes are the answer
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Snap! again Bob
Dove I shudder whenever I see a leaf with a notch eaten out of it!
Thanks for the quick reply i am now about 20 less in my garden plus 3 snails I found them on my dying off blue bell leaves
I think that's what was on my primula today. Didn't realise it was vine weevil. Ugh!
Do you dispose of them - or let them be?
Last edited: 14 June 2016 04:16:45
Dispose of pronto!!
Yarrow if you have adult beetles hanging about it might be an idea to treat your plants with Provado to catch any grubs there might be. They'll be in the roots eating away and you won't know till your seemingly healthy plant blows away because the roots have gone!
They love primula, bergenia, heuchera and I'm sure loads of others but those are the ones I've had problems with so far.