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detsnpowderdetsnpowder Annesley NottinghamPosts: 10

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  • detsnpowderdetsnpowder Annesley NottinghamPosts: 10
    Are these Greenfly and can I just spray soapy water on them ? Any answers please
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,557
    It's hard to tell without a closeup pic.
    They may be scale insects, can you  lift one off a leaf and have a look?
    If there's stuff that looks like cotton wool underneath, then it's scale insects (they're bit like tiny limpets).
    If it has legs, it's not :)
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,525
    edited 6 May
    I have those on the underside of convovulus leaves. I gave up on Google. Couldn't Identify them. Little hard gold things. You end up with pictures of jewellery..
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,481
    What are they doing to the plant?

    Are they clustering on tender young shoots, or are they on more mature leaves all over the plant or just on a few leaves?
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • B3B3 Posts: 21,525
    I squished a couple of mine. They're blackish inside.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,940
    They’ve got long legs.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,228
    They look like aphids to me.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,557
    me too - you could try using the hose on them to shift them
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • detsnpowderdetsnpowder Annesley NottinghamPosts: 10
    Thanks , I've been away for a week but before I went scraped most of them off and I sprayed soapy water on the leaves . Just checked they're gone completely. Thanks again
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