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little white things im my compost


By Nita

west sussex, United Kingdom Gb

i have been trying to grow winter pansies in my greenhouse, when i looked the other day they were all dying, on closer inspection all the roots were gone, and when looking at the compost there are little white grub things in there , what are they ? and how can i get rid of them ?
thank you x



They seem to be Vine Weevils. Very difficult to get rid of. They love to invade pots. It is best if you go on to a Vine Weevil page to see pictures of the beetle and ways of getting rid of them.

12 Sep, 2009


thanks wyeboy will have a look x

12 Sep, 2009


I hear that peat in the compost attracts the little critters - I have since potted everything up with peat free compost (which also saves the peat bogs).

12 Sep, 2009

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