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I have a LOT of that this year, for the first time in the twoyears I've lived here!


  • Danny  LawnDanny Lawn Posts: 1
    Are they very dangerous to fruit trees or just minor issues?
  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    I only said the other day on a different thread that I have never seen it in my garden (I have lived here nearly 5 years)...spoke too soon and it has been on two roses now.  I just did as Philippa said and wiped it off with my fingers (with gloves on!).

  • SweetPea93SweetPea93 Posts: 446
    I have it all over a rose bush at the moment! I didn't know it was a bug, had a nosey at it the other day and was pretty cute for a bug!
  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    You're braver than me Sweetpea, don't do bugs well LOL!  My lavender had quite a bit on earlier but the rain has washed it off image

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,844

    Just little froghoppers. Pretty much harmless.image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Tropical SamTropical Sam Posts: 1,488

    I would also say harmless. I feel bad when I wash them off with the hose but my garden is not wild and everything has to earn its keep.

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    I read they were harmless too, it just doesn't look nice and I wouldn't want to be too close if I didn't have to be image

  • Hester ScottHester Scott Posts: 181

    they don't do any harm and are gone in a week or too, so why get excited.  We need more biodiversity not less

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,422

    I love the diversity and 99% of it is never going to harm anything.


    In the sticks near Peterborough
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