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By Misty

United Kingdom Gb

My neighbour has two very large lavender bushes in his garden and each one is covered in what looks like white froth from the roots to the top of the stems does anyone know what it is. Thankyou



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7 Jun, 2008


Hi Misty welcome to goy , sounds like leafhopper a small green bug can be seen inside froth.Not too harmful easy to hose off when watering. More unsightly than anything else.

7 Jun, 2008


Hello, We call it Cuckoo Spit which I guess is an old fashioned name and nothing to do with Cuckoo's. I know it contains a small bug and the froth protects it, we too have it on our Lavender. Just wash it off with water or have fun with a mist sprayer on the squirt setting. Only appears at this time of year and once they have hatched it will all disappear.

9 Jun, 2008


I agree with the others. It sounds like what we call spittle bug. It is a small bright green sucking insect. Giving it a blast with the hose, will knock the bug off and break it's sucking mouth too.

9 Jun, 2008

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