Rhondda Lass

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Orange spots on raspberry leaves

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 22:00

Hi Grannyk,

My canes are around the same age as yours and I had this problem about 2 years back and someone told me it was to do with watering the canes high up (i.e more on the leaves than the ground) when using a hose pipe. Although it looked quite bad the rasberries did come ok.

Last year I made an effort to water at the base of canes and I didn't have the orange spots - could be a coincidence though.


Larvae in soil - what is it ??

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 21:39

Thanks Dovefromabove - I do have starlings in the garden so hopefully they will eat quite a few larvae.  I have been squiding them on patio (and leaving them there - yuk !)

Clayey soil

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 13:11

I too have clay soil.  I have found peas seem to do really well. 


Larvae in soil - what is it ??

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 12:55

Thanks Marshmello,  It does indeed appear to be leatherjacket larvae.  I can now check how to try and get rid of them.  Appears nematodes applied in August might be the answer.

Apologies both that there was no photo provided.  I am new to site and I have tried always to load picture but with no joy.  Thanks again

Larvae in soil - what is it ??

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 12:10

Apologies - I can't seem to download of photo of the larvae.

They are approx 1.5 inches long and mid to dark brown.

Larvae in soil - what is it ??

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 11:57

I have come across over 10 of these larvae in my garden over the past few weeks and I don't know if they are harmful to the plants/veg I am growing.

I have clay soil and have found these bugs/larvae in the earth in my veg patch and under lawned area.

I really would be grateful if anyone could tell me what they are and if they do any damage.  If so - am I able to get rid of them somehow.

Thank you

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