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    • Misslayed
    • By Misslayed 6th Mar 17, 8:37 PM
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    Traps for adult vine weevils?
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    Traps for adult vine weevils? 6th Mar 17 at 8:37 PM
    I've just spread 99,999,999 vine weevil munching nematodes around my garden and greenhouse, but I reckoned I need to try a squish the adults too. I googled 'adult vine weevil traps' and found some VERY expensive bits of wood with grooves full of nematodes in gel which attack the adults, plus a quite old post extolling the virtues of an idea mooted by Alan Titchmarsh. It claims I need a 14inch square piece of corrugated cardboard, rolled into a loose tube and placed amongst the foliage where they are active. The little minkies will crawl in and hide in there, all I need to do is tap it every morning, they fall out and I ceremonially dispatch them to vine weevil heaven. Just wondered if anyone has any experience/success with either of these methods, or any other ideas?
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 8th Mar 17, 9:02 AM
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    Speaking as an ex-nurseryman, I always wondered whose side the vine weevil was on.

    On the one hand I had to zap them every autumn with nematodes, but on the other, they ensured plenty of repeat business!


    Aren't herbivorous dinosaurs more of an issue down on the Jurassic Coast?
    I used to suffer with kleptomania, but now I take something for it.
    • Misslayed
    • By Misslayed 8th Mar 17, 9:24 AM
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    [\QUOTE]Aren't herbivorous dinosaurs more of an issue down on the Jurassic Coast? [/QUOTE]


    Nah, planted garlic, keeps them away. Cheap and effective.

    My gardening correspondent is negotiating the vending of corrugated cardboard as I type, I'll report back on its efficacy. Or otherwise! Since I posted this I recalled an acquaintance, who was a sea captain on super yachts (belonging to the mega rich), telling me that all supplies had to be unboxed on the quayside as corrugated card was banned on board because of the risk of cockroaches hitching a lift in the corrugations. So maybe there's something in it.
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    • Farway
    • By Farway 8th Mar 17, 2:33 PM
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    I know cardboard corrugations are used as traps for earwigs

    Gardening being what it is, and sod's law likewise, you will probably get every creature, including herbivorous dinosaurs, but excluding vine weevils in the tubes
    • thegirlsmum
    • By thegirlsmum 11th Mar 17, 3:08 PM
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    i have just noticed 2 of my mini rhodedendrons (in the ground for 2 years) are being eaten by something. the holes are in the actual leaves not around the edges.i have 3 other rhodedendrons all in the same area but no problems with these.
    could they be vine weevils? i'm not into squashing bugs or shaking umbrellas etc, so what can i just sprinkle or water onto them? or can i evern buy such a product?
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    • By Farway 12th Mar 17, 3:14 PM
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    i have just noticed 2 of my mini rhodedendrons (in the ground for 2 years) are being eaten by something. the holes are in the actual leaves not around the edges.i have 3 other rhodedendrons all in the same area but no problems with these.
    could they be vine weevils? i'm not into squashing bugs or shaking umbrellas etc, so what can i just sprinkle or water onto them? or can i evern buy such a product?
    Originally posted by thegirlsmum
    Not sure what the holes are casued by, but I would tend to ignore them, rhodedendrons are tough plants

    And even if it were vine weevils, because your plants are in open ground and not pots there are plenty of predators that will find and love a juicy vine weevil grub for lunch
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    • By thegirlsmum 12th Mar 17, 4:40 PM
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    excellent. northern ireland does really with rhododendrons and I have quite a few that are varying sizes. just this was the first time i noticed these holes. goodness knows but there are plenty of birds so hopefully they willhelp. thanks
    • silverwhistle
    • By silverwhistle 14th Mar 17, 12:17 PM
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    that all supplies had to be unboxed on the quayside as corrugated card was banned on board because of the risk of cockroaches hitching a lift in the corrugations. So maybe there's something in it.
    Originally posted by Misslayed
    Not just super yachts either... On longer trips some people take the paper off of tins and write in permanent ink on the lids.. Some maybe a cardboard crate of tinned tomatoes might work?
    • Misslayed
    • By Misslayed 14th Mar 17, 4:02 PM
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    i have just noticed 2 of my mini rhodedendrons (in the ground for 2 years) are being eaten by something. the holes are in the actual leaves not around the edges.i have 3 other rhodedendrons all in the same area but no problems with these.
    could they be vine weevils? i'm not into squashing bugs or shaking umbrellas etc, so what can i just sprinkle or water onto them? or can i evern buy such a product?
    Originally posted by thegirlsmum
    I've been finding vine weevils a plenty in my beds (eeeewww), not just my pots. I have neglected gardens on either side with obvious vine weevil damage, looks like they're breeding them. Are the edges of the leaves nibbled? This is indeed a sign of vine weevil damage, but it's the grubs that do all the damage under the soil, munching away on the roots, so often the first you know is when the plant keels over and dies. You can buy weevil munching nematodes which you stir into water and apply with a watering can or a hose feeder attachment, they are 'green', environmentally friendly, but quite expensive (about £25 for enough to treat 100 square metres ish).
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    • Misslayed
    • By Misslayed 23rd Mar 17, 5:19 PM
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    Update. My gardening assistant finally managed to locate single skin corrugated card - lot trickier than we thought! It arrived postage free from polypostalbags.co.uk today (£3.90 for 10 metres x 12" wide!). We now have numerous tubes covered in cling film and pegged down around the plants showing damage. Fingers crossed! Watch this space.
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    • elaineruk
    • By elaineruk 23rd Mar 17, 5:23 PM
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    Apparently they can't swim so creating a moat around pots by sanding the pot on blocks in a saucer of water will stop them attacking new plants - that's what Pippa Greenwood advises here http://goto4gardening.co.uk/vine-weevils-yuk/ anyhow
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    • By Misslayed 24th Mar 17, 10:54 AM
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    I think I need a moat round my garden! Found them in three beds and leaf damage in a fourth.
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