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imageDoes anyone know what they are u mite have to make it bigger to see them  Allan

 

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 10,764

    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:

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=vine+weevil&biw=1258&bih=718&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjMluyeoqLNAhVsKsAKHRPwC7EQ_AUIBigB

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 69,317

    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

    http://www.greengardener.co.uk/product.asp?id_pc=22&cat=46 

    (other suppliers are available). 

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 69,317

    Snap! again Bob image

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 10,764

    Dove image  I shudder whenever I see a leaf with a notch eaten out of it!

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • wildallanhwildallanh Posts: 11

    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 

  • yarrow2yarrow2 Posts: 759

    I think that's what was on my primula today.  Didn't realise it was vine weevil.  Ugh!image

    Do you dispose of them - or let them be?

    Last edited: 14 June 2016 04:16:45

  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 3,524

    Dispose of pronto!!

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    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.

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