#1   Report Post  
Old 24-02-2004, 01:13 AM
Sarah
 
Posts: n/a
Default grubs

hello
what are the the white grubs i keep turning up on my allotment (well - two
so far). They are about 1.5cm and have a brown head.
Are they goodies (like hoverflies) or badies?
sarah a



  #2   Report Post  
Old 24-02-2004, 01:13 AM
Jan
 
Posts: n/a
Default grubs

"Sarah" wrote in message
.. .
hello
what are the the white grubs i keep turning up on my allotment (well - two
so far). They are about 1.5cm and have a brown head.
Are they goodies (like hoverflies) or badies?
sarah a



They're really, really bad baddies! Vine weevil. Stomp on them or feed
them to the birds. These grubs will eat the roots of your plant and you
won't know it until the plant keels over and dies. The adults come out at
night and chomp on the edges of foliage, particularly fond of strawberries,
rhododendron, pieris.



  #3   Report Post  
Old 25-02-2004, 08:43 AM
Kay Easton
 
Posts: n/a
Default grubs

In article [email protected], Jan writes
"Sarah" wrote in message
. ..
hello
what are the the white grubs i keep turning up on my allotment (well - two
so far). They are about 1.5cm and have a brown head.
Are they goodies (like hoverflies) or badies?
sarah a



They're really, really bad baddies! Vine weevil. Stomp on them or feed
them to the birds. These grubs will eat the roots of your plant and you
won't know it until the plant keels over and dies. The adults come out at
night and chomp on the edges of foliage, particularly fond of strawberries,
rhododendron, pieris.


That's big for a vine weevil. But there are other white grubs -
chafer??? - also baddies. Have they any legs?




--
Kay Easton

Edward's earthworm page:
http://www.scarboro.demon.co.uk/edward/index.htm
  #4   Report Post  
Old 25-02-2004, 05:17 PM
shazzbat
 
Posts: n/a
Default grubs


"Kay Easton" wrote in message
...
In article [email protected], Jan writes
"Sarah" wrote in message
. ..
hello
what are the the white grubs i keep turning up on my allotment (well -

two
so far). They are about 1.5cm and have a brown head.
Are they goodies (like hoverflies) or badies?
sarah a



They're really, really bad baddies! Vine weevil. Stomp on them or feed
them to the birds. These grubs will eat the roots of your plant and you
won't know it until the plant keels over and dies. The adults come out

at
night and chomp on the edges of foliage, particularly fond of

strawberries,
rhododendron, pieris.


That's big for a vine weevil. But there are other white grubs -
chafer??? - also baddies. Have they any legs?


I also thought it was a bit on the big side for a vine weevil. I found some
this week in the containers I was clearing and would say they were no longer
than 6mm-ish. But anyway, if in doubt I feed them to the robins. The robins
have done well this last week. I have an old tray underneath the robins`
favourite perch, and just put bugs in it. The robins are learning that me
going there might mean food and turn up fairly quickly nowadays.

Steve


  #5   Report Post  
Old 25-02-2004, 05:36 PM
shazzbat
 
Posts: n/a
Default grubs


"Kay Easton" wrote in message
...
In article [email protected], Jan writes
"Sarah" wrote in message
. ..
hello
what are the the white grubs i keep turning up on my allotment (well -

two
so far). They are about 1.5cm and have a brown head.
Are they goodies (like hoverflies) or badies?
sarah a



They're really, really bad baddies! Vine weevil. Stomp on them or feed
them to the birds. These grubs will eat the roots of your plant and you
won't know it until the plant keels over and dies. The adults come out

at
night and chomp on the edges of foliage, particularly fond of

strawberries,
rhododendron, pieris.


That's big for a vine weevil. But there are other white grubs -
chafer??? - also baddies. Have they any legs?


I also thought it was a bit on the big side for a vine weevil. I found some
this week in the containers I was clearing and would say they were no longer
than 6mm-ish. But anyway, if in doubt I feed them to the robins. The robins
have done well this last week. I have an old tray underneath the robins`
favourite perch, and just put bugs in it. The robins are learning that me
going there might mean food and turn up fairly quickly nowadays.

Steve




  #6   Report Post  
Old 25-02-2004, 05:37 PM
Paul Simonite
 
Posts: n/a
Default grubs

The message
from Kay Easton contains these words:

That's big for a vine weevil. But there are other white grubs -
chafer??? - also baddies. Have they any legs?



My golden rule in the garden is: If it moves quickly it is almost
certainly a predator and thus welcome; if it undulates or wriggles
(except for garden worms) it is almost certainly a pest and is fed to
the chickens.

--
Cheers,
Compo

Poster welcomes constructive criticism.
  #7   Report Post  
Old 25-02-2004, 05:38 PM
Paul Simonite
 
Posts: n/a
Default grubs

The message
from Kay Easton contains these words:

That's big for a vine weevil. But there are other white grubs -
chafer??? - also baddies. Have they any legs?



My golden rule in the garden is: If it moves quickly it is almost
certainly a predator and thus welcome; if it undulates or wriggles
(except for garden worms) it is almost certainly a pest and is fed to
the chickens.

--
Cheers,
Compo

Poster welcomes constructive criticism.
  #8   Report Post  
Old 25-02-2004, 05:38 PM
shazzbat
 
Posts: n/a
Default grubs


"Kay Easton" wrote in message
...
In article [email protected], Jan writes
"Sarah" wrote in message
. ..
hello
what are the the white grubs i keep turning up on my allotment (well -

two
so far). They are about 1.5cm and have a brown head.
Are they goodies (like hoverflies) or badies?
sarah a



They're really, really bad baddies! Vine weevil. Stomp on them or feed
them to the birds. These grubs will eat the roots of your plant and you
won't know it until the plant keels over and dies. The adults come out

at
night and chomp on the edges of foliage, particularly fond of

strawberries,
rhododendron, pieris.


That's big for a vine weevil. But there are other white grubs -
chafer??? - also baddies. Have they any legs?


I also thought it was a bit on the big side for a vine weevil. I found some
this week in the containers I was clearing and would say they were no longer
than 6mm-ish. But anyway, if in doubt I feed them to the robins. The robins
have done well this last week. I have an old tray underneath the robins`
favourite perch, and just put bugs in it. The robins are learning that me
going there might mean food and turn up fairly quickly nowadays.

Steve


  #9   Report Post  
Old 25-02-2004, 05:39 PM
Paul Simonite
 
Posts: n/a
Default grubs

The message
from Kay Easton contains these words:

That's big for a vine weevil. But there are other white grubs -
chafer??? - also baddies. Have they any legs?



My golden rule in the garden is: If it moves quickly it is almost
certainly a predator and thus welcome; if it undulates or wriggles
(except for garden worms) it is almost certainly a pest and is fed to
the chickens.

--
Cheers,
Compo

Poster welcomes constructive criticism.
  #10   Report Post  
Old 25-02-2004, 09:42 PM
Sarah
 
Posts: n/a
Default grubs

That's big for a vine weevil. But there are other white grubs -
chafer??? - also baddies. Have they any legs?



My golden rule in the garden is: If it moves quickly it is almost
certainly a predator and thus welcome; if it undulates or wriggles
(except for garden worms) it is almost certainly a pest and is fed to
the chickens.



ok, got it, its a baddie. I did squish it and leave it for any passing birds
so that was ok.
But i am a bit worried i have an infestation. It is a new allotment and have
no idea how bad these grubs might be.
How long vine weevil grubs get to be? Even with my poor sense of space i can
confidently say this was much longer than 6mm.
What is a chafer? And is there anything i can do about these grubs?




  #11   Report Post  
Old 25-02-2004, 11:15 PM
Sarah
 
Posts: n/a
Default grubs

That's big for a vine weevil. But there are other white grubs -
chafer??? - also baddies. Have they any legs?



My golden rule in the garden is: If it moves quickly it is almost
certainly a predator and thus welcome; if it undulates or wriggles
(except for garden worms) it is almost certainly a pest and is fed to
the chickens.



ok, got it, its a baddie. I did squish it and leave it for any passing birds
so that was ok.
But i am a bit worried i have an infestation. It is a new allotment and have
no idea how bad these grubs might be.
How long vine weevil grubs get to be? Even with my poor sense of space i can
confidently say this was much longer than 6mm.
What is a chafer? And is there anything i can do about these grubs?


  #12   Report Post  
Old 25-02-2004, 11:15 PM
Sarah
 
Posts: n/a
Default grubs

That's big for a vine weevil. But there are other white grubs -
chafer??? - also baddies. Have they any legs?



My golden rule in the garden is: If it moves quickly it is almost
certainly a predator and thus welcome; if it undulates or wriggles
(except for garden worms) it is almost certainly a pest and is fed to
the chickens.



ok, got it, its a baddie. I did squish it and leave it for any passing birds
so that was ok.
But i am a bit worried i have an infestation. It is a new allotment and have
no idea how bad these grubs might be.
How long vine weevil grubs get to be? Even with my poor sense of space i can
confidently say this was much longer than 6mm.
What is a chafer? And is there anything i can do about these grubs?


  #13   Report Post  
Old 25-02-2004, 11:16 PM
nambucca
 
Posts: n/a
Default grubs


"Jan" wrote in message news:[email protected]
"Sarah" wrote in message
.. .
hello
what are the the white grubs i keep turning up on my allotment (well -

two
so far). They are about 1.5cm and have a brown head.
Are they goodies (like hoverflies) or badies?
sarah a



They're really, really bad baddies! Vine weevil. Stomp on them or feed
them to the birds. These grubs will eat the roots of your plant and you
won't know it until the plant keels over and dies. The adults come out at
night and chomp on the edges of foliage, particularly fond of

strawberries,
rhododendron, pieris.

Vine Weevil ..........water the entire allotment with a solution of

Armillotox every 10 days



  #14   Report Post  
Old 25-02-2004, 11:16 PM
nambucca
 
Posts: n/a
Default grubs


"Jan" wrote in message news:[email protected]
"Sarah" wrote in message
.. .
hello
what are the the white grubs i keep turning up on my allotment (well -

two
so far). They are about 1.5cm and have a brown head.
Are they goodies (like hoverflies) or badies?
sarah a



They're really, really bad baddies! Vine weevil. Stomp on them or feed
them to the birds. These grubs will eat the roots of your plant and you
won't know it until the plant keels over and dies. The adults come out at
night and chomp on the edges of foliage, particularly fond of

strawberries,
rhododendron, pieris.

Vine Weevil ..........water the entire allotment with a solution of

Armillotox every 10 days



  #15   Report Post  
Old 25-02-2004, 11:16 PM
nambucca
 
Posts: n/a
Default grubs


"Sarah" wrote in message
.. .
That's big for a vine weevil. But there are other white grubs -
chafer??? - also baddies. Have they any legs?



My golden rule in the garden is: If it moves quickly it is almost
certainly a predator and thus welcome; if it undulates or wriggles
(except for garden worms) it is almost certainly a pest and is fed to
the chickens.



ok, got it, its a baddie. I did squish it and leave it for any passing

birds
so that was ok.
But i am a bit worried i have an infestation. It is a new allotment and

have
no idea how bad these grubs might be.
How long vine weevil grubs get to be? Even with my poor sense of space i

can
confidently say this was much longer than 6mm.
What is a chafer? And is there anything i can do about these grubs?

Water the entire allotment every 10 days with a solution of Armillotox

that will kill any unripened vine weevil eggs and a lot of other nasties too




Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to Kill Grubs/larvae of JuneBugs?? (Dogs eat Grubs) Tom Servo Texas 0 27-03-2004 07:02 AM
Get rid of Grubs Bub Lawns 4 09-05-2003 04:56 AM
Grubs Heather Gardening 29 14-04-2003 03:56 AM
Grubs Heather Roses 3 11-04-2003 04:32 PM
grubs ideekay Australia 1 05-04-2003 06:34 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:37 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2020 GardenBanter.co.uk.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about Gardening"

 

Copyright © 2017