Any ideas please?

Hi,

I have an established hydrangea and have noticed it has what I can describe as white liquid blobs over it? Any ideas why and what I need to do please?

Thank you!

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,731

    Could it be cuckoo spit? http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=490 

    If so you need do nothing - they little froghoppers will not harm an established shrub. image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • AtillaAtilla Posts: 1,493
    Dovefromabove wrote (see)

    Could it be cuckoo spit? http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=490 

    If so you need do nothing - they little froghoppers will not harm an established shrub. image

     

    Seem to have loads of cuckoo spit in my garden this year!

  • Hester ScottHester Scott Posts: 181

    If you push aside the bubbles he's blown around himself you will see him ...a tiny little froggy fellow with bulgy eyes.  I kinda like him.  I don't think he does much harm and he' only trying too live his life, something like the rest of us

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,731
    Verdun wrote (see)

    Sorry dove, if I see a few on a bush I squash them.  They do debilitate somewhat

    Entirely up to you Verdun image  but I don't think a few would harm a mature shrub.

    My bluetits get them before I do anyway image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
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