Nemasys® Vine Weevil Killer - Control vine weevils naturally by applying Nemasys® Vine Weevil Killer as soon as you discover grubs (and the soil temp is 5c) or apply as a preventative measure, by treating when the grubs are at their most destructive (in the Spring and Autumn). Left untreated, vine weevil grubs will feed on your plant roots causing permanent damage and even death. Nemasys® Vine Weevil Killer contains nematodes found naturally found in UK soil and has been approved for use in organic gardening by the Soil Association.
Adult vine weevils feed on plant foliage taking distinctive "U" shaped notches from the edge of the leaf. Adults are about 1cm long, brownish black with drab yellow spots on their backs. They are nocturnal and unable to fly, but being quick moving they are difficult to spot. They are fond of rhododendrons, camellias and azaleas as well as herbaceous plants. They only munch the edge of the leaf, which is unsightly. N.B. Leaf damage is a sure sign of vine weevil activity, so check for the more destructive grubs in the roots of your plants.
Vine weevil grubs are the real problem, attacking the roots of plants. The grubs over-winter in the roots and emerge as adults in late spring / summer. These adults lay eggs in the rootballs of plants. The eggs hatch and feed before over-wintering and then the whole process starts again. Vine weevil grubs grow to about 1cm and are creamy coloured and crescent shaped with an orange head. Affected plants will wilt even though the soil/compost is moist and as more of the roots are destroyed the plant will eventually topple over.
Nemasys® Vine Weevil Killer - Control vine weevils naturally by applying Nemasys® Vine Weevil Killer, which unlike chemical controls, kills the vine weevil grubs BEFORE they attack the plants and is so safe you can use on pot plants (both in the greenhouse and conservatory), container plants outside, and anywhere in the garden. It also SAFE to use on food crops such as strawberries and herbs! Nemasys® Vine Weevil Killer is safe to you, your children, pets and wildlife. Apply Nemasys® Vine Weevil Killer :-
- Treat grubs discovered UNDERGLASS at anytime of year.
- Treat grubs discovered OUTDOORS when the soil temp is 5c i.e. NOW.
- Treat as a preventative measure, by treating TWICE when the grubs are at their most destructive in Spring and Autumn. Order a Double delivery and they will be sent ASAP and w/c 09/09
- Treat MORE OFTEN in sheltered gardens or where vine weevil is a persistent problem to keep them at bay. Order an Extended Programme and the 1st will be sent ASAP.
Nemasys® Vine Weevil Killer - Nemasys® Vine Weevil Killer contains the natural nematode, Steinernema Kraussei, which is effective at controlling vine weevil grubs, but is totally safe for children, pets and wildlife and can be used on edible crops too! It comes as a powder simply mix with water and apply like a liquid feed to the soil around the roots. Once applied, the nematodes seek out the vine weevil grubs and invade them. They multiply inside the grub turning it brown and papery before it disintegrates.The nematodes are then released back into the soil to get rid of more grubs. Easy! Nemasys® Vine Weevil Killer is a perishable, living product, so it must be used before the expiry date (which is marked on the inside of the pack and will be at least a couple of weeks) and should be stored in the fridge until it is needed. Nemasys® Vine Weevil Killer is delivered by 1st class post - 1 or 2 packs will go through your letterbox and should be popped in the fridge as soon as possible (they are fine on the doormat while you are at work).
Nemasys® Standard Pack treats 160 x 12" pots or 12 sqm - £10.50
Nemasys® Large Pack treats 100 sqm (eqivalent to 8 standard packs) - £29.99 SAVING OVER £50.00
"Can't praise your products enough, this nemasys stuff really works...had a bad problem with vine weevil a few years ago, but have been using your stuff each year and it really keeps it under control, not lost one plant since using it (fingers crossed it keeps that way)...only seen ONE adult so far and only one plant slightly nibbled." Linda
"I used to have so much damage from vine weevils to my ornamental plants. Since I found Green Gardener and used Nemasys I have no problems - I tell all my friends." Mrs G.
How to apply? - Simply mix the harmless powder with water and apply to the soil around the plant roots with a watering can or a hose-end feeder. Concentrate on the rootball of the plants to increase the chances of vine weevil grubs coming into contact with the nematodes.
Haws Rose no.7 Rose - Watering cans need to be fitted with a coarse rose. We recommend using the Haws Rose no.7, as not all roses are suitable. Hose-end feeder - Used for applying large packs of nematodes. This feeder can also be used for applying liquid feed to plants and lawns. Attaches via standard hose-pipe connector and features both a rose head and jet spray as well as an on / off switch for water flow.
"Hi Jon, I just wanted to thank you for saving my garden! Vine weevils nearly wiped out my garden two years ago. The restocking was not only expensive but there are many plants I still haven't been able to replace. After the restock I found vine weevil grubs in the soil again. Fortunately I found your website and started using the Nemasys. I'm pleased to say not a single plant has died since! I cant thank you enough, I'm really attached to all my plants and still feel sad when I think of some of my favourites that died! You have made me a very happy gardener! Thanks again." Caroline
"I am writing to you to thank you for a solution to my vine weevil problem that I have had for several years. They have been decimating my five Bay Trees and have caused havoc where ever they have crawled out of the ground. I can't tell you how happy I am this year as the NEMASYS I purchased from you truly worked. I have used four doses over the past twelve months and you can see from the images I sent you (see below), the remarkable results. 2010 was devastation and 2011 is a complete recovery of all my Bay trees. Thank you again and I will be back in a couple of months to protect again this autumn." Yours sincerely, Jonathan Harrison. (Chiswick)
Vine Weevil infesation at Whitmore Wood - I discovered vine weevil in my hanging bags (2010) which were filled with Bizzie Lizzies. They had been looking sick for a number of weeks and despite watering and feeding, they did not pick up. Within a few weeks the plants started to drop out as the plants had no root left - I immediatly knew then that it was vine weevil and quickly discovered them just under the surface. I treated the bags and surrounding plants with Nemasys® vine weevil killer.