Lavender beetles - on Rosemary bush

(4 Posts)
stayathomedad Thu 30-Jun-16 19:14:33

Love (and freq use) our Rosemary bush for BBQ/cooking but full of 'cuckoo spit' which when you look closely has a green bug inside it, and is laid by a very shiny small black beetle about the size of a ladybird, but with petrol green and blue and yellow flashy colours (in the sunlight). American friends child proclaimed them lavender Beatles; how do I get rid of the buggers American friends tiled proclaimed them lavender Beatles; how do I get rid of the buggers and leave the rosemary edible for us? Plus we have cat so petsafe suggestions pls grin

stayathomedad Thu 30-Jun-16 19:15:34

Errr should be full stop after 'buggers' and 'American'

stayathomedad Thu 30-Jun-16 19:16:25

And 'tiled' is of course 'child'
Gee thnx Siri ...

MrsBertBibby Thu 30-Jun-16 19:50:03

First thing is to patrol the plants regularly, and get the green swine off! My partner squirts the foam with diluted vinegar. I just scoop it off and squish the bug on the ground. I check the patio every couple days for them. I don't know what the vinegar is meant to achieve.

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