Posted: 22/05/2014 at 13:32
I'm a bit stupid when it comes to identifying these pests - never had them before.
I'm attaching some photos, in the hope somebody has been there before!
The Rudbeckia was doing so well up until a week ago and most of the leaves are now damaged.
The Hebe has some dried, brown-edged leaves around the outside of the plant mainly and has lost the freshness it had a while ago. same with the
The rosemary, marjoram, plus some thymes and other smaller shrubs, all have a strange spotty yellow appearance on the leaves.
What's going on?!
Also, I have been cleaning up those revolting little yellow/green grubs that sit in a little hammock of what looks like spit (!), in the crook of a plant stem, all week - they are everywhere. They hatch into a flying insect I think, but I can't recall the name. Thought they were harmless to plants though?