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Re: Re: Earwigs decimating my Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin'

Message from Freddie Dunkley

In forum: Pests, diseases and invasive biosecurity risks

Thank you so much Elaine. I'll try that and see how it works. I may be too late to get any flowers this year - it's difficult to tell as the earwigs have eaten the buds down to the stalks!
Fingers crossed!

  • Posted: Sun. 24th August 2014 08:13

Re: Earwigs decimating my Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin'

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Pests, diseases and invasive biosecurity risks

The way to trap the rascals, is to stuff some tissue paper in a Styrofoam cup and hang it upside down, during the day the rascals will hide in there, then you will have to drown them. They do eat aphids, but they do cut through plant leaves too.Use a systemic, that way the plant takes up the toxins into its system and the insects die eating the plant.

  • Posted: Sun. 24th August 2014 00:52

Earwigs decimating my Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin'

Comment from Freddie Dunkley

In forum: Pests, diseases and invasive biosecurity risks

Hi all,
Can anyone advise on stopping earwigs removing the flowers from my three month old Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin', and chewing away at the new leaves? I have even tried using chemical bug sprays during the day, in the hope that everything would taste awful to them. It didn't help! If I look at the plant after dark, it is covered with the horrible beasts! Are they beneficial at all in our gardens?
Many thanks in advance for any help provided.

  • Posted: Sat. 23rd August 2014 18:46

Re: Any ideas on this please?

Message from Debbie

In forum: Identify a plant

Looks like Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin' [Chilean Potato tree]

  • Posted: Sun. 10th June 2012 11:24