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Bug identification help needed for a rubbish gardener

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Catzpyjamas Sat 27-May-17 13:30:52

I can't even remember what my plant is but it's very pretty. However I just noticed these things all over it with what looks like pupae on the stems. Can anyone please tell me what they are and how I can get rid of them?

Nickynackynoodle Sat 27-May-17 13:33:27

It's a lupin. They look like aphids of some sort. You can spray with bug clear or similar or some people use a dilute washing up liquid spray. Or get some ladybirds!!

Catzpyjamas Sat 27-May-17 13:47:27

Ahh, yes, lupin! Thanks Nickynackynoodle.
I'm not keen on insecticide because of the cat so I might try washing up liquid. I had a ladybird on me at the park yesterday. I knew I should have brought her home!

MrsBertBibby Sat 27-May-17 21:01:45

Probably lupin aphid. You need to get the off asap. You can squidge them off by hand.

TroysMammy Sat 27-May-17 21:05:05

Mealy bugs?

Catzpyjamas Sat 27-May-17 21:39:22

Thank you for the further replies. I sprayed the plant with diluted fairy platinum and then the heavens opened so they're all enjoying a very foamy power shower. I've managed to keep that lupin alive for four years a miracle for me so I don't want to lose it now. I'll attack them again tomorrow.

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