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How big are vine weevil grubs?

Posted: Today at 10:02

Ok thanks - will resort to chemicals this once, and remember to nematode next autumn to see me thru the winter. The pots are in a GH, but unheated, and definitely dips below 5.

btw, seeing as you 2 boys are looking in ... Operation brambles and pipecleaners started last weekend. Will let you know the results in due course, on the appropriate thread

How big are vine weevil grubs?

Posted: Today at 07:06

Thanks folks ...thats what I've got.  Can you use the nematodes in winter, or do I have to wait til it warms up??

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Today at 07:03

Morning

Sounds like you had a great time Pdoc.  Hope batteries are re-charged.

Off to Norfolk for a couple of days to take Chicklet to a Uni open day thingy. Staying with my uncle in Kings Lynn tonight so that we are within striking distance of Norwich in the morning.  With a bit of luck I will meet a little white bird of peace whilst I'm there  Cooooo Cooooooo (said in my best Vic Reeves voice)

What is your favourite gardening book?

Posted: Yesterday at 23:16

Carol Klein's Grow your own Garden probably comes off the shelf for consultation most - it even has the muddy fingerprints to prove it.  Bit like the best recipes always have a few splashes on

How big are vine weevil grubs?

Posted: Yesterday at 06:49

Discovered that the roots of some potted polyanthus in my GH are being eaten away by grubs.  They are white,and c shaped, just like the dreaded vine weevil.  However, they are about the size of a small ball bearing when curled up - i always thought vine weevils were more woodlouse size ...... Does anyone know what I've got 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: Yesterday at 06:27

I am so very sorry Verdun - thinking of you. 

Garden programme on Sky 1

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 22:15

Just caught up with the programme MT - loved their garden - what an idyllic spot they have made.  By far and away my favourite too 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 22:08

Good luck Mrs G  Hope all goes well, and no further encouragement is needed

I wish someone would invent....

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 20:14

I use Ethel Gloves - they're the only ones my fingernails don't wear through after a couple of wears.  Usually last me about six months - used pretty much every weekend.

 

the other trick I use is to clean the bathroom on a sunday evening - that seems to shift the dirt

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 19:31

Ouch Hostafan. Take it easy for a while ...doctors orders

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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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