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Hi, does anyone know what these white things on my laurel plants are?

And if they’re harmful to it as I do my best to leave the bugs to eat the bugs... 


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,298
    Looks like scale insects ... probably Hydrangea scale ... info and advice here

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  • HelixHelix 704m altitude...Posts: 631
    I use cotton pads soaked in gin (I don't like gin, so might as well use it for something). Need to do it a few times bit it works.
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,101
    We've got a bottle of tequila in the back of the cupboard. I knew I'd find a use for it!
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Thanks All! 
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