Hello I'm new to the forum but I have a problem with the leaves dying and the plant turning black on the Aucuba laurel, in the past I've cut back and hoped for the best, eventually I ended up digging them up and burning the root, not easy as they're large and established.
However we have the problem again and I've decided to dig the plants up straight away, on digging I've noticed large grubs in the root clump.
These grubs are very much like the chaffer grubs which are munching the lawn (another problem) but are much larger.
So my questions are, are the grubs the cause of the problem and if so what are they, also has anyone else found them.
If they are the problem, is there a treatment. Oh and that's a 2p in the picture.
Last edited: 29 October 2016 10:52:46