Vine weevil eggs in bought pots please help
Soooo....I bought some hard geraniums yesterday from a garden centre..they were Geranium Rozanne. I bought 3. When I was deciding I did have doubts because they were all looking not very healthy - leaves flopped and some brown. But I just thought maybe they need rescuing from the shop, maybe been in the pot too long or something. I felt sorry for them and really wanted some hardy geraniums so went ahead. I am so inexperienced!! Should have left them there.
When I was planting them I saw there was not much root system at all. It was odd - the pot was quite big, and lots of compost but when I liftred the plant it was not root bound at all and only went about half way. Hardly any roots - could explain the miserable apperance of the plants.
Then I saw vine weevil eggs all the way through. I thought they were slow release fertilizer but a little research (on this forum and elsewhere) has now told me these are eggs. They are yellowy green and if pinched they crack like eggs. So this morning I was really worried and went and dug them up. I have removed most of the eggs but I don't know whether to chuck away the geraniums? Can they recover? I didn't see any larva through thr compost. Or should I maybe put them in a different pot with different compost and see how they do. I am trying to avoid having patio pots so am not keen on doing the latter.
I have just rung the shop and the guy says he doesn't think they are wine weevil eggs and I probably won't be able to get a refund. Also it's quite far away and I can't be bothered to put it all back in the pots and take them back. Not sure what to do. Hope I haven't infected the bedding area with vine weevil eggs.