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Bugs on Victoria plums

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:41

Aha - yes the top one is it.  Is that the pupa.  So is it glued onto the plum waiting to hatch  into a harlequin ladybird?  In which case, I don't need to worry about it?

Thank you Dovefromabove.

Bugs on Victoria plums

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:37

Here is a better photo - I don't know how it went in twice.

Bugs on Victoria plums

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:35
http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53319.jpg?width=350

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53317.jpg?width=350

 

Bugs on Victoria plums

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 18:54

Thanks for replying, but its definitely not any kind of ladybird, as its soft and squidgy when you try and get them off the plums. It doesn't look as though it has wings either. 

Bugs on Victoria plums

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 17:25

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53282.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 Here is one of the bugs on the plums

Bugs on Victoria plums

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 17:21

I have found lots of red & black soft round bugs with their heads embedded in our unripe Victoria plums - like ticks do. I don't think they are ladybird larvae, which are longer and more black than red.  Anyone know what they are?

Talkback: How to take semi-ripe cuttings from herbs

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 19:52
I took some cuttings last year and they were looking good with new leaves coming. Then they all died. What do you think went wrong?

Armeria

scale insect on clematis

Posted: 09/06/2012 at 23:17

 Thank you, Alina.  I'll see if they come off in the morning.  If they don't, I'll prune out the stems with them on, I think.

snails

Posted: 09/06/2012 at 19:13

. I crunch them underfoot without a thought, and chop slugs in half.  At least its a quicker death than the blue pellets

scale insect on clematis

Posted: 09/06/2012 at 18:54

last year my clematis alpina 'Frankie' was covered in brown scale insects all up the stems.  I sprayed them with Provado, but how doo you know when they are dead??  They look dead anyway and they haven't dropped off.  Now that its the right time to prune it, I was wondering whether to cut the whole plant down to the ground and let it grow up again.  Any ideas?

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Bugs on Victoria plums

Red & black bugs 
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Talkback: How to take semi-ripe cuttings from herbs

I took some cuttings last year and they were looking good with new leaves coming. Then they all died. What do you think went wrong? Armer... 
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scale insect on clematis

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