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If it came with eggs and maggots send it back
Were the maggots moving?
Slow release fertilizer pellets have been mistaken for eggs before now
Ugh. I think you should be in contact with the place that sold them. Damage may have been done to the roots
The dreaded vine weevil?
I would have taken them back as well, and i would think twice a
bout using that place again.
If the maggots had brown heads..........vine weevil. If you are keeping the tree, wash all the soil off and then re pot. Alternatively, drench it with Provado which you can still just about use now.
For sure they are vine weevil. I would not have planted them. Ask for your money back but, more importantly, excavate and remove the soil from your garden. There will be more eggs etc and larvae you missed.
Ask for compensation too. This is horrendous
Ok, claim compensation anyway from weevil infested supplier. Say you will name and shame here if they dont
What do "eggs" look like in other plant? They may well be fertiliser
I would apply Provado vine weevil killer to both pots ...claiming the cost from the company supplying the vine weevils
Yes, vine weevils. The brown bit is the head and not always obvious on larvae.
If they have offered it then hound them... i received a rotted clematis from a company and called to complain they offered me a replacement which still hasn't come so I called them on monday they had no record of the replacement being ordered so have ordered me another replacement ( although I hang my head in shame as the original dead rotten rooted clematis has since sprouted in my kitchen and is now about 1.5 feet high!!) keep the email ..... Keep hounding as a consumer you have to protect your purchasing right and power
It sounds as if they may be aware that they have a Vine Weevil problem at their nursery.
Well done Duncan. That's brilliant.