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Can anyone help identify what is wrong with my Portuguese laurel?

I’m new to gardening and this site so presume I know nothing. I have 2/3 year old Portuguese laurel hedging (it’s about 4-5 ft). I noticed a group of plants that are not growing so well and upon closer inspection came across what I think might be a disease. Sorry for the photos, the light isn’t very good. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,705
    I think they are scale insects.
    If you press them with your finger are they soft and squishy inside?
    If so, here is what you can do.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • Thank you I will give that a try. 
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