Does anyone recognise these

Help , what can we do about these critters .

http://cid:2B528069-E128-475E-8875-0B2DAF43338C




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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 48,512

    Sorry, I can't see the image image

    "...tea and toasted buttered currant buns, can't compensate for lack of sun because the summer's all gone..."   Autumn Almanac - Ray Davies
  • Without seeing the image I would guess they are grubs from the Vine Weevil, as I have problems with the same. I sort through the corms, pick out the grubs and the birds have a feast. Then I also sort through the soil/compost of the pots they were grown in, and usually find a lot more grubs.

    There is a Vine Weevil Killer you can water on, but I can't remember the name of, as I'm still in my nightclothes and it is out in the shed!!!
  • Tropical SamTropical Sam Posts: 1,493

    Agree with silver Surfer, very likely to be Vine Weevil grubs. I also have the problem this year. They burrow into the tuber. I found a dozen when lifting them and found 6 when I checked on them again yesterday. Provado Vine Weevil killer is the poison that kills them.

  • Thanks everyone, you have confirmed my suspicions. Will buy a vine weevil drench and hope that I can save some of the corms especially as some are 20 years old and lke old friends . I have only had the problem the last 2years and have probably been making it worse without realising by tipping the old compost on to the garden.

  • BerghillBerghill Posts: 2,976

    Peat based ones are the worse for Vine weevil grubs.

    Be careful with Provado, it still kills bees.

  • Tropical SamTropical Sam Posts: 1,493
    Berghill wrote (see)

    Peat based ones are the worse for Vine weevil grubs.

    Be careful with Provado, it still kills bees.

    There is a difference between Provado insecticide and Provado Vine Weevil solutions.

  • BerghillBerghill Posts: 2,976

    They are still both neo-nicitinoides.

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