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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 7:38 am    Post subject: spittle like substance under leaves Reply with quote

Hi
Can anyone tell me what the spittle like stuff under the leaves is, should I be getting rid of it or leaving it Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds like cuckoo spit:

http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about1573.html

I just ignore it and let it go away in its own good time.
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I agree. They are sap suckers, but don't really cause much damage. Leave them alone.
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't think so, found it under the strawberry leaves, not the first time I've seen it
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

missed your reply tippben, cheers
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