With grasses at the side of the house I'm keen to avoid a traditional privet. the front of the house has/had shrubs. You should suspect a vine weevil attack if watering does not revive the plant. It has started on my photina but there are buds forming on that despite the fact leaves are wilting. I share your pain :-( I used to use Provoda systemic which worked well but that has now been withdrawn . I have destroyed the fatsia, fuchia and virginia creeper. On plant Otiorhynchus sulcatus ? I have a Ecco EF72C/12,5H hydro ride on mower. Bathgate, I did check the hippy homemaker site and they suggested orange, patchouli and sandalwood oil might work, also the neem oil, though I’ve not seen that anywhere. I settle for chives & calamintha. I wash the stems, especially the bases, in a Neem oil solution before using as cuttings, just in case. T. When some of my plants (notably Fuchsias) have had their roots eaten away by vine weevils, I have been able to take some of the branches and root them, to produce new plants. Well it obviously prefers good compost, but doesn't mind my heavy clay apparently. I have just purchased 3 small fruit trees to be grown in pots. Relatively new plant and have noticed that there are semi circular notches that have been nibbled off some of the leaves - no holes in the middle.Does this sound like vine weevil damage? In severe cases, plants may be completely severed from their roots at ground level. That is as long as you do not spray the flowers with it. we have just cleared a small front garden and we plan to put down membrane and gravel... Hi. In spring they change to pupae and begin emerging as adults. The professionals use a coir mat, but a piece of plastic would do or the mats used to stop Cabbage root flies. Login or register to add a comment or question about this plant problem. This is where I got my Neem oil Garlic plants repel Japanese beetles, weevils, fruit tree borers and spider mites. Plus it is bad for the pollinators. I already have Neem oil, used for another purpose, but good to know of other sources. Suddenly, otherwise healthy-looking plants collapse and die thanks to the root-eating, soil-borne grubs. Vine weevil is one plant insect pest that most gardeners live in fear of. })(); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); if ($(window).width() > 1024) { Terms of Service apply. Now, I have no intention of trying to control the weevils, I just want to make their lives intolerable and hungry so they go elsewhere. Owdboggy, I do take your point about the physical barrier/mat and I’ll be down the garden centre on Monday to see what they’ve got. I had to discard two splendid mature specimens as last year the nematodes treatments proved ineffective - also very pricey for large pots that need treating 3 seasons out of 4. 'https:' : 'http:') + '//contextual.media.net/nmedianet.js?cid=8CU43E005' + (isSSL ? I wish we could put helpful questions on our homepage favourites but, sadly, there is no facility to do this. Only joy was that from 5 larvae 1 beetle appeared. Grandad_gar.. They repel bugs and are non-toxic. Black vine weevils overwinter as nearly grown larvae in the soil around the roots of host plants. Someone told me not to reuse the treated soil-is this right??? Answers. Thanks for useful input ... very interesting and much appreciated .. 2weeks later all were alive, 4 weeks later larvae were still moving I could see them through the bottom of the jar. I so hate weevils! Does anyone have a remedy for vine weevil infestation? Sometimes I have even been able to re-root the whole plant by putting it deep into a pot of new compost. Peppermint oil works best, but eucalyptus, lavender and orange oil also work. I have chopped them down, tried to remove the habitat (bark/leaves/debris) but admittedly have more to do on that score. This year I intend trying the systemic neonicotinoid insecticide acetamiprid (e.g. var mnSrc = (isSSL ? Record the plants in your garden, share your photos, and make like-minded friends. I gave it a rhododendron leave to enjoy, but the leave is safe so far. Devilish creatures! a yearly trim works). I still have my jar on the window. If you cannot find anything to use as a soil covering at the G.C. Enter your details below and click 'Subscribe' and you'll have a free Shoot account. But what? Also Legion, great idea to use companion planting, the cherry is in a big pot with a bit of room for catmint or chives. Advice please-especially on the treated soil part!! They arrived in small... ». Discuss Vine weevil with other Shoot members. Otiorhynchus sulcatus ? I've never found more details about V W habit. The weevils are of course a problem too. I don't have vine weevil but I hear essential oils will do the job. It doesn't always work but it's worth a try, you have nothing to lose. Gain access to free articles, tips, ideas, pictures and everything gardening, . That is the theory anyway. I could see it laying on its back moving its legs. Been fighting Vine weevils for many years now. ? I am trying a very expensive fungus called Me 52 (or something like that) which is supposed to kill the grubs. planted in an open border. I'm looking at Stipa arundinacea, stipa lessingiana, elymus hispidus. Add another photo. Apparently, the weevils have a very sensitive egg-laying pipe and really dislike the scratchy stuff. The dreaded weevil maggots also ate the roots of my strawberry Hapil! Hatching occurs in about 10 days, and the tiny larvae burrow into the soil and begin feeding. It is an on going battle. They had just a tablespoon of compost with some roots inside! Another tip I was given is to use a non-peat compost. The list of GoYpedia categories which are mine to edit, unfortunately doesn't really include a suitable one for this question, but I'm going to add it, as you can see above, so at least I can find it. It is north facing and very exposed, again, the soil is a mix of clay, stones and some moisture. Now, I have no intention of trying to control the weevils, I just want to make their lives intolerable and hungry so they go elsewhere. Featured on: Sage is another apparently, as is Lavender, Catmint, Sandalwood, Wormwood etc, but a bit too big to plant inside a pot next to your plants.

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