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picture tomorrow. Is it the grass that is dying, or is it heaps of soil from ants' nests? By the way, it won't be dragonfly larvae as they lay their eggs in ponds. I expect your neighbour means cranefly larvae (known as leatherjackets) - they eat
images to see check. Yes, my first thought was leatherjacket (cranefly larva) - I squidge them and put them where the blackbirds will find them. If you have chickens they'll like them They eat the roots of your lawn and some other plants.
supports are firmly in placeTrim hedges to keep them neat and to control their sizeBlitz leatherjackets (cranefly larvae), found now on lawns, with a suitable insecticide or biological control
disappears and I'm left with just hard compacted soil patches. Each time it's sown it looks lush by July/August. Then it disappears over winter. It's currently a mess yet again. They look like leatherjackets, which turn into horrible daddylonglegs. You
plants in our video from the Gardeners' World garden at Berryfields.courgettes, outdoor cucumbers, marrows, pumpkins, squashesearly summer Common problems affecting vegetable plantsPotato blightPea and bean weevilsCarrot root flyLeatherjackets
with the biological control Steinernema carpcapse.With heavy infestations, use an insecticide based on pyrethrum (only use once a season on crops).brassicas and nasturtiumsearly spring to autumnCommon problems when growing vegetablesLeatherjackets
anythingearly spring, summerMore common garden pestsLeatherjackets on lawns, brassicas, strawberries and ornamental plantsElephant hawk moth on fuschia plantsWhitefly on greenhouse plantsMullein moth - affecting verbascum, buddleja and figworts.
, try to prevent the problem by encouraging your dog to urinate in a designated area of the garden. lawnsall year roundCommon problems affecting lawnsMolesCommon daisyGreater plantainLeatherjacketsMoss
, auberginessummer to autumnCommon fruit and veg problemsTomato blightTomato leaf mouldTomato splittingFrost damage on tomatoesLeatherjackets - brassicas and strawberriesSooty mould - peppers and greenhouse plants
growing vegetablesMagnesium deficiencyLeatherjacketsCabbage white caterpillarsCourgette rot