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Is your plum tree looking a bit tatty ?

I have a few small plum trees that look extremely tatty. Is was not until I unwound the rabbit spirals I found the problem. Can you spot the culprit in the below photo Here it is, or I should say … Continue reading

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Lily Weevils are out and about.

Now is the time to check for notching on your lily leaves. If you go carefully you should see them. If you knock the stem they normally fall off into the undergrowth, where you cannot find them. One hand carefully … Continue reading

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One of my customers has a problem, his plants have no roots.

An all to come problem, you are waiting for your plants to burst into growth an into flower, then nothing. You go and investigate and the plant has no roots and it is loose in the pot. Just what can … Continue reading

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Weevil Information

I just thought I would log this web site that I came across. Very good photo and latin identification. http://aramel.free.fr/INSECTES11-50.shtml or if you prefer a translation into English http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Faramel.free.fr%2FINSECTES11-50.shtml

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Black Vine Weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus) control

The following is an abridged version taken from http://www.dejex.co.uk with the Vine Weevil Life Cycle image  taken from www.scottsprofessional.co.uk/files/tLXLwyPY6K.pdf. Also the images of adult and larvae have come from http://www.dragonfli.co.uk/info/vine-weevil-escalation Another good source of reading can be found at http://www.rhododendron.org/v57n4p219.htm … Continue reading

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Biological Pest Control & Nematodes

We are in the process of applying (as an insurance policy) Biological Pest Control  by using Nematodes against any possible Vine Weevil attack on our potted plants.  

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Bayer Sprayday Greenfly Killer does the Trick

Yes – Bayer Sprayday Greenfly Killer does the Trick. Its got rid of the weevil problem for this year (I think). I had to spray each day for 3 days, despite instructions saying must wait for 14 days before next … Continue reading

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Weevil Response from Bayer

Weevil Response from Bayer Yes it does indeed appear you have an infestation of weevils which are not normally considered other than a very minor pest that do not normally need to be controlled.  The most common of the leaf … Continue reading

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Weevil response from the RHS

Weevil response from the Royal Horticultural Society The beetles are a species of leaf weevil (Phyllobius or Polydrusus species). These beetles are found during late spring and early summer when they feed on the foliage of a wide range of … Continue reading

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Just a few more Weevil images

Just a few more weevil images. A certain plum tree, as soon as you approach it they all fall off like a shower of rain. Managed to grab a cup full thou and take a photo. In amongst all of … Continue reading

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