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advice please? Have you checked the underside of the leaves for scale insects? If they are responsible then the only insecticide that will get rid of them is not recommended for edible crops, so i wonder if your garden centre has recommended the wrong
The sap-feeding scale insect Unaspis euonymi is particularly attracted to Euonymus japonica, although it will feast on other evergreen euonymus too. The white males congregate on the leaves, but the brownish-black females live on the bark, making
with a magnifying glass - it may be scale insect, small white or brown limpet-like creatures. If there are only a small number you can wipe them off; larger infestations can be treated with Provado Ultimate Bug Killer.
' World blog which looks very similar to my photograph. Bark life | Wildlife | Gardening Blog | Talk | BBC Gardeners' World Thanks, [...] the scale insects look really big to what we find on some of our shrubs or vines, but we are not troubled by them
insect on the underside of the leaves - these excrete honeydew, on which fungus grows. Kill the scale insect by spraying with Provado Ultimate Bug Killer, wait a couple of weeks and you can wash the leaves clean.
to remove them, I'm thinking slowly with soapy water? I'm afraid you've got an infestation of scale insects - if you look here http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/advice/pests_and_diseases/identifier.shtml?scale_insects you'll find some suggestions
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Provado ultimate bug killer as there will be no chance of it affecting bees. Systemics are taken up by the plant and go into the sap which the scale insects feed on. It is the only guaranteed way to completely clear a bad infestation. thank you Bob, how
not worked and she hasnt a clue what it is or how to get rid of it. Any ideas? Many thanks They're scale insect. They suck sap and excrete sugar, and this drips onto the top of the leaves and mould grows on it, hence the black leaves. Spray with Provado
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