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Root destroying insects

Posted: 10/07/2012 at 09:47

I planted them this spring. The pots have drainage holes and aren't waterlogged. I have often changed the soil and haven't found grubs. Not all plants are affected and I often have healthy plants in the same pot. The sick plants just wilt, similar to a plant short of water ( which they aren't) and have roots missing. Maybe the grubs are very small and I haven't noticed them. Thanks for everyones help anyway

Root destroying insects

Posted: 09/07/2012 at 20:05

I start with fresh compost. If the pot is badly damaged, I tip the compost out and start again with fresh compost and new plants. I haven't found any other insects other than flies and  I wouldn't be able to pick the insects off as they fly around too quickly and are too small. They have also spread from the front garden to the back and as I mentioned all damaged plants have the flies but the healthy ones dont.

Root destroying insects

Posted: 09/07/2012 at 19:33

I have flowers in pots with compost. The pansies and violas are mainly being targeted although I have found them in other flowers. Whenever I find a plant that has gone limp, I find the flies there. The healthy flowers dont have them. Also all the limp flowers have roots gone.

Root destroying insects

Posted: 09/07/2012 at 19:10

The insects look like small flies. They dont cling to the stems like black fly but seem to live in the soil under the plants leaves. When disturbed, they fly a little around the soil but dont leave the plant.

Root destroying insects

Posted: 09/07/2012 at 09:46

My flowers are wilting due to small black insects. When I dig them up there are no roots left. They dont eat the flowers or leaves. Does anyone know what they are and how to get rid of them.

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