bay laurel with swells on leaves and small insects
June 11, 2022 at 3:24 pm Replyratatat-tattyPrivate messageExpert gardener
Hi all, my bay laurel has a few branches that are overrun with tiny insects. I can’t tell what kind of bug it is. Are these small bugs causing the weird growth on my shrub’s leaves? Pictures attached.
I tried opening one up (see pic) and there were whitish big ones inside. What are these?June 20, 2022 at 10:42 am ReplylareinaPrivate messageGreenhorn
To me they look like scale insects, have you looked that up?July 17, 2022 at 5:12 pm ReplyartslatPrivate messageGreenhorn
My soil is not very good, mostly clay and probably a lot of rubble, but OK for olives, and a pomegranate, a bay laurel and a stone pine (Pinus pinea) growing in the same area are all doing very well. It’s getting watered irregularly when we are taking a shower in summer, and some fertilizer now and then.
I have been looking on the “garden’s alive” website because I want to order something to kill pests on my plants. I have no idea what products to look for and how I know which pests are good ones or which ones are bad. How do I know what is a disease and what is an insect? I have many different plants and I am learning about all of them since I moved into my house last August. I still don’t know what some of the plants are. I have strawberries and it looks like something has been eating a little of them. I have a bush that has some black things stuck to the back of the leaves and I saw ants crawling on it as well.
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