Friday, 27 July 2012

Vine Weevil Damage

Now that the temperatures have reached ridiculously high levels this week, 30 degrees centigrade, the display pots are in need of regular watering. One pot in particular drew Ali's attention, a wilting plant despite the regular watering. Looking like it was wilting, Ali knocked it slightly and hoped it wouldn't fall over, well it did, and that means only one thing, the dreaded Vine Weevil!

Three little grubs had been feasting on the roots until there were virtually none left to support the plant, hence the appearance of wilting.

The pot will now have to be treated with Provado Vine Weevil Killer 2, a liquid drench applied to the compost. This drench should give protection against the grubs for a few months controlling the young larvae and preventing further damage to the remaining plants in the display.

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