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I discovered recently that the problem with the wilting leaves on my fatsia japonica was vine weevil. It has started on my photina but there are buds forming on that despite the fact leaves are wilting. I also had a virginia creeper and fuchsia in pots and found the larvae of this weevil in the soil. These are pots in a row. I have treated all of them and the two skimmias as well; these seem ok. My issue is what do I do with the treated soil. I have destroyed the fatsia, fuchia and virginia creeper. Someone told me not to reuse the treated soil-is this right??? Will be a problem to get rid of it. I am watching the photina (red robin) to see if it improves further before deciding to destroy it-as I say, there are buds on it despite the sad looking leaves. Advice please-especially on the treated soil part!!

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  • Posted: Wed. 30th March 2016 05:59

Re: Vine weevil issue

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Hi Monica,

We put out your query our social media followers and Soil Association has come back with some great advice. "We recommend removing old compost and washing roots if infestation is severe. Check with council re: soil removal. Good luck!"

We hope this helps and good luck from all of the Shoot team.

  • Posted: Thu. 31st March 2016 12:29