Beating the vine weevils
Vine weevils devastate container plants using a twopronged approach.
The adults, which are active now and in summer, chomp notches out of foliage, while the white larvae eat roots from summer through to spring.
This pest can be treated using a chemical soil drench (unsuitable for edibles or bordergrown ornamentals) or a biological nematode in late summer and autumn when it is warmer.
Alternatively, pick adults off leaves on warm evenings, trap them using sticky barriers and encourage natural predators, including frogs, ground beetles and hedgehogs.
Adult vine weevils will be getting active now
Vine weevil larvae eat roots, killing plants