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09/07/2014 at 16:51

as ni said something eating them,

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52050.jpg?width=518&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52051.jpg?width=523&height=353&mode=max

 

09/07/2014 at 17:02

That looks like the dreaded vine weevil Alan 

We found that watering on nematodes really worked 

09/07/2014 at 17:16

Hi Dove ,sorry to ask i know nothing about vine weevil,wot is it and what do you look for to find it please,perhaps a burn would be best, by the way you cant tell but its in a big tub.

09/07/2014 at 17:33

This thread will show you what the adults look like - they come out at night - when we had a lot of them I'd go out in the evening with a torch and look on and under the leaves and squidge them.

The real b*****ds are their grubs which look like this 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52064.jpg?width=340&height=350&mode=max

They live underground and eat the roots of your plants - they particularly like primulas and love to get into pots of nice compost with lots of lovely plant roots.  

Get a load of nematodes - I got mine via Amazon - and water them into the soil - you then have to keep the soil moist for a while - they sorted the problem for us.  

You can only do it in the summer when the soil is above a certain temperature and as the nematodes are alive you have to water them on pretty soon after you receive them.

Good luck - you'll probably have to be very nice to Kate to get her to cart watering cans full of water and nematodes around 

 

Edd
09/07/2014 at 17:39
09/07/2014 at 17:40

Cor blimey,don't they know iv got enough problems at the moment right many thanks Dove for that wonderful news Amazon here i come,iv noticed the other one has slight damage as well,Cheers for that Dove 

09/07/2014 at 17:42

Thanks Edd  - I forgot the link 

More info here Alan http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=234 

09/07/2014 at 17:47

Got that as well many thanks Edd, Dove. 

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