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30/06/2013 at 15:16

Hello,

I'm curious about these things I see on certain leaves.

I'm not overly bothered about it, as this is an a 'wild' part of the garden (code for the bit I can't yet be bothered with!), but I wonder what these red things are.

When they get older, they turn into quite big nodules on the leaves - are they beetles?

I've seen them on a hedge leaf too..

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26519.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

30/06/2013 at 15:23

They are galls (a reaction from the tree) caused by mites (likely in this case) or sometimes tiny wasps.  They're harmless and there's nothing you can do anyway - it's just nature at work!

30/06/2013 at 15:30

Ahh - found looking up galls - thanks for that.

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