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hebelover

Cats and plants in West Yorkshire #oldlanegarden #oldlaneprogress #catsofoldlane #oldlanewildlife #oldlaneedibles

Heuchera villosa 'Palace Purple' syn. Heuchera sanguinea 'Palance Purple', Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple'

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2021
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hebelover

As they were only £1 I thought I'd try a Heuchera again. Going to keep it in a pot, but just a question, do all you #heucheraholics wash all the soil off and repot or risk the Vine Weevils??🤔 #heuchera #heuchera-palacepurple #alumroot #alumroot-palacepurple #palacepurple #foliageplant #ol-pot

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ublaszko

I've had mine in a pot for 5 years and never washed or treated the soil. I replaced the soil once I think and I tend topdress the pot with fresh compost if I'm feeling lazy.

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anges

Mine are in the border 😃

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joanboston

I don’t do that when I buy them Jason, I treat with nematodes every spring, just done it this morning. All the pots and plants in the border that they are partial to😳

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lilybee

Mine are in the borders, but like Joan I treated my pots with nematodes

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joannie.a

Also watering pots with bug clear ultra also works

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hebelover

Thank you all for the info, will look into the nematodes @ublaszko @anges @joanboston @lilybee @joannie.a

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ublaszko

I wash pots and I use RoseClear so maybe that's why I haven't seen the weevils 👹

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sharonhayden

I’ve just bought two more and really checked the soil when I repotted - mine that were eaten were also in pots - I think they came with the plants as nothing else had them ...

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hebelover

I used to have about 20 or so in the ground at the last place, never had a problem, then one new addition, and it wiped them all out, can't remember where I got that one from though. Just pot luck I guess 🤷‍♂️ Knocked most of the soil off this and potted up, hope for the best. I did read on Gardeners World site that 5cm of gravel in the top of the pot stops the Weevils laying eggs, so I've tried that @sharonhayden @ublaszko

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anges

I use the Bug Clear 😃

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ublaszko

Good to know. I will add some perlite, got 100 litres of it 🤣

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