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white cotton ball looking stuff on plants in garden - also some cobwebs

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 14:46

More info here http://www.gardenforumhorticulture.co.uk/pestwatch/scale-insect.htm 

I've always been able to remove them by hand, sort of scraping and scrubbing, but I've never had to deal with a bad infestation.  Once you've had it you keep your eyes open for it.

white cotton ball looking stuff on plants in garden - also some cobwebs

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 14:08

To upload pics on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you  type your post, and follow the instructions.  Sadly it doesn't work for phones .... yet!

There is no reason why your plants should only have one problem - such are the pleasures of gardening!!!  

I've never had a problem with spider mites and usually they're only a real nuisance in greenhouses or on indoor plants, but we've had a mild winter and now a warm dry spell so they could well be affecting outdoor plants. 

white cotton ball looking stuff on plants in garden - also some cobwebs

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 13:05

I can think of two possibilities:

Woolly aphids http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=724 

or

one of the scale insects  http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=557 

Do either of those look right?

Pronunciation

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:47

I knew someone with a surname that had a similar assemblage of e m and n - her first name was Ann !!!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:44

Lunch time!!!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50246.jpg?width=268&height=351&mode=max

 Cheese and tomato toastie anyone?

Pronunciation

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:39

Probably human fallibility David 

Have I missed Summer?

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:23

If you've missed summer I've missed autumn - I've got a winter flowering hellebore (Christmas Rose) with two white buds on 

Victoria plum

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:21

It is the normal June drop Drywsdad, but two or three buckets full of water won't do it any harm.  I'd give it's roots a good soaking 

How do you take cuttings from plants?

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:19

If only something in gardening was reliable Steve 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:15

OH  says 'No, not too early for a Sunday' Lily 

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