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What is responsible for the huge globules of what looks like spit

(10 Posts)
Twiglett Sat 03-Jun-06 16:14:08

on my Moroccon Mint?

I nearly blamed the kids but realised it must be something else

Marne Sat 03-Jun-06 16:18:09

Its cookoo spit, made by a tiny bug which lives inside(the spit) it stops birds from eating them.

Twiglett Sat 03-Jun-06 16:18:55

thanks marne

is washing them off with the hose sufficient?

Twiglett Sat 03-Jun-06 16:19:45

have just googled and it doesn't exist .. are you pulling my inexperienced leg?

Snafu Sat 03-Jun-06 16:22:05

I thought cuckoo spit as well (could be an elaborate bluff bwteen Marne and me, though...)

Snafu Sat 03-Jun-06 16:23:01

Voila!

Marne Sat 03-Jun-06 16:23:35

No not pulling your leg, go and poke a bit, inside is a little bug.

Twiglett Sat 03-Jun-06 16:24:05

euwwwwww I'm not poking it .. I have deluged it with hosepipe (despite the ban)

Twiglett Sat 03-Jun-06 16:24:20

I yam a Laydeeeeeeee don'tcha know

Twiglett Sat 03-Jun-06 16:25:25

interesting how its on my mint and not my rosemary .. which is right next door .. that page says it likes rosemary

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