GillT


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Vine weevils

Posted: 12/06/2012 at 23:42

Anything is worth a try.... thanks

Vine weevils

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 19:27

I have an infestation of vine weevils in my polytunnel this year - they have attacked my grape vine and the weevils are crawling on most of the plants and eating chunks out of leaves and nibbling the stems, causing the new shoots to keel over. I plan to use nematodes in the autumn to kill off the grubs in the soil but what can i do about the weevils? I have just been out and picked off about 20 weevils and squashed them! Is there anything I can use to spray them with? I will be eating the salad and vegetables and, hopefully the grapes...

pest control

Posted: 25/03/2012 at 11:50

Thanks. I have wiped leaves and stems with eco detergent. The leaves are all sticky with honeydew. I will check out sprays.

vine weevil

Posted: 22/03/2012 at 09:01

Over the winter my potted plants that have been sheltering undercover in the polytunnel seem to have become infested with vine weevil grubs - even my nectarine tree has the little white creatures in the soil. I can't water the pots with Provado as it says it can't be used on edible plants. Has anyone used the nematode approach and does it work?

spuds

Posted: 22/03/2012 at 08:57

my daughter bought me some potato bags and seed potatoes - great idea but having filled 6 bags with compost at £10.99 ( my garden compost has been used on the veg patch) I think these will be very costly new potatoes??? I know it is great to have potatoes fresh from your own garden but this seems an expensive way of growing them...

pest control

Posted: 22/03/2012 at 08:54

I have 3 citrus plants which I have overwintered in my conservatory. They look healthy but leaves and stems have small brown bumps on them which I can pick off with a thumbnail (although there are hundreds) and the leaves are covered in a sticky film. Is this scale insect? and what is the best treatment? Systemic treatments will mean I can't eat my fruit!

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Vine weevils

polytunnel infestation 
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Last Post: 12/06/2012 at 23:42

vine weevil

polytunnel infestation 
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Last Post: 18/04/2012 at 19:04

spuds

is this cost effective? 
Replies: 3    Views: 721
Last Post: 27/03/2012 at 20:27

pest control

Is this scale insect and how do i deal with it? 
Replies: 3    Views: 507
Last Post: 28/03/2012 at 11:04
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