Just look at those horrid little grubs GRRRRRRR !!!! I was not going to let them beat me so I dug out the infected plants (including a couple of strawberries) and washed them off right down to the roots and potted them on the next day after leaving them to soak in a container of water (to drown any weevils I'd missed) and they all seem to be recovering. I bagged the soil from the effected pots and took it to the local tip. Then washed the pots out with jeyes fluid. I know you can now buy stuff to killl the weevils, but it's expensive, so my way is cheaper and seems to work. I have only seen a few adult beetles this year so far, so I'm hoping that there wont be too many around. How do you deal with this pest ??? I would love to know!
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Vine Weevils Oh how I hate those pesky pests !!!!!!
I had noticed that some plants that I have in pots were looking a bit lifeless and not seeming to be growing well. So I investigated as I thought that it could be the dreaded Vine Weevils, and sure enough a poke into the soil revealed the little horrors. I hate those weevils and the adult beetle more than any other garden pests. They do so much damage.