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Brumbull I had the dreaded vine weevil in my strawberries, can you use the jeyes method on plants that will bear edible fruit
Susan, please remember Jeyes is a strong disinfectant, never used it on edible plants, if in doubt use provado vine weevil killer and follow the instructions carefully.
Thank you Brum. I'm wanting to start a Marinka next year. I will take note of everything you have said.
I've posted on the other thread to bump it up.
Thanks Potty . ..... ... Marinka, oh yes i have a beautiful 4 year Marinka standard, she is gorgeous, i have some good friends up North who do the hybridising (growing new varieties) iam hoping to get some cuttings this spring ? geting a new fuchsia into production takes years . ...... i have far to many standards !
Thanks Brambull I have been using the provada treatment just thought this might be another option to target the little critters
This sounds a great idea Brumbull. I have quite a lot of Fuchsias and I noticed that a couple had got Fuchsia Gall Mite quite badly. I am going to use your method with Jeyes Fluid. I also use Jeyes Fluid to spray around the garden, it keeps the cats out they seem to hate the smell.
donutmrs, the following may be of help -:
Gall mites in general are relatively tolerant of pesticides and most home garden products will be ineffective.
Susan, just to say Provado OR hot dip. Wasting your money if you hot dip after Provado.
Thank you Brumbull. I have had to destroy a few plants which was just awful. I have got a Mrs Popple and I have only seen it on a few stems, I have had that plant since 1997. I have Googled it and found out that very cold weather can destroy the bug so I am hoping Mrs Popple will be ok as it is hardy and I leave it outside in the winter. I am still going to use your hot dip though.
Okay donutsmrs, thanks for letting me know, good luck
If you suspect vine weevil .... or if you have had this dreaded little grub before I would recommend the Hot Dip .... as explained in this thread, this year I have decided to dip ALL my potted Heucheras, which is another plant adored by vine weevil, if in doubt ..... HOT DIP ... now !