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Brown / Green small dots on underside of Clematis leaves?

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Twiglett Fri 22-Apr-05 14:50:24

They rub off, so I assume they are some kind of insects eggs

Anyone know what they might be? whether they're dangerous for the plant and what I should do about it

some leaves the eggs are brown other a light green and I found a ladybird on one of them

WigWamBam Fri 22-Apr-05 14:51:16

Sounds like aphids - greenfly.

WigWamBam Fri 22-Apr-05 15:02:09

If you don't want to spray them with chemicals you can use a solution of washing up liquid and water. Or you can just let the ladybirds eat them.

Twiglett Fri 22-Apr-05 15:07:57

will they ruin the leaves if I don't get rid?

knowing me I'll just take a pack of baby wipes out there - that'll be ok won't it?

Twiglett Fri 22-Apr-05 19:28:49

yup - just took a pack of baby wipes to them .. yukky horrible squelchy crap all over my hands ... I am simply too precious to have a garden

WigWamBam Fri 22-Apr-05 19:46:04

That has to go down as the most inventive use of baby wipes ever!

The only thing I've seen happen is that the greenflies cluster together, and the leaves get lumpy and mis-shapen where they are (presumably) feeding on them. Nasty, horrible little buggers they are ...

Twiglett Sat 23-Apr-05 09:11:21

really WWB

I use baby wipes for absolutely everything

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