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Vine Weevils

Vine Weevils are a common garden pest in the UK attacking both outdoor and indoor plants. Container grown plants are particularly susceptible.

The adult weevils feed on the leaves but the real damage is done by their larvae munching on the roots of your plants.

Adult
   
Larvae
   
Eggs
   

Best treatment - Nematodes
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A new garden pest for me - the house sparrow.
I caught them red handed in the sweetcorn patch and one came out and wiped its beak on the fence.

   

In previous years I had been blaming mice for this and they seem to attack it before it is really ready. I suspect tits may be involved as well as a great tit was lurking near by.
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I found my corn attacked by a single caterpillar boring into the centre of the cob. This year is the the first time I've encountered this pest in my corn. It appears that a variety of corn borer is able to establish in southern areas due to the warmer weather
I'm not aging, I just need repotting
Greetings from Wiltshire
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Small chilli Online
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Fungus gnats
Lots of them!

         
Isle of Mull
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OMG!! That is a lot! What are you going to do?
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(21-03-2021, 10:26 PM)Scarlet Wrote: OMG!! That is a lot! What are you going to do?
I’m hoovering them up  Blush . I don’t see that’s any crueler than them dieing stuck to fly tape. I’m removing the top 1cm of compost from all the pots, replacing & covering with gravel. And I’ll Hoover up adults every day for the next week. See  if that helps. No idea what I’m going to do if they’re in the raised bed!! But that been covered since late September and it’s not been watered since then either. If they are in the bed I might have to get some of the fungus gnat nematodes.
Isle of Mull
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Read something about sprinkling Cinnamon powder on the surface to control fungus gnats.
You might need to buy it by the ton for your poly, SC. Smile
Wonky Shopkeeper in Sunshiny South Wales
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(24-03-2021, 11:16 AM)Veggie Wrote: Read something about sprinkling Cinnamon powder on the surface to control fungus gnats.
You might need to buy it by the ton for your poly, SC. Smile
Wow really, I’m trying that. Thanks veggie.  I do actually buy cinnamon in bulk.  Big Grin .
I’ve not been able to Hoover the last couple of days ( don’t fancy extensions leads & electrical connections laying around the garden in the rain) and the numbers are back up to what I photographed. I’ll just keep fighting them as & when I can.
Isle of Mull
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Goggle it, SC. Some say to use it dry, others to mix with water and spray it on. Not tried it myself but I might try it on some seed modules with a problem!
Wonky Shopkeeper in Sunshiny South Wales
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As I understand it, cinnamon doesn't kill the gnats, it kills the fungus they live on.
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished  – Lao Tzu
The game of life is hard to play, we're going to lose it anyway...........
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