Mid Glamorgan, United Kingdom
Bay Tree - is this wooly aphid
I have a huge bay tree, and asked this question last year. Washed it off last year with a brush and soapy water as advised by GoY members. it worked, but seems to have come back this year.
Last year the pictures just showed white 'fluffy' stuff, this year the white fluffy stuff has a sort of case on top of it.
Can you identify it for me. I have just scrubbed it with a brush and soapy water again and the tree is bigger than 2 meters, so I have struggled. (another site says not to use soapy water on bays I have just read?). Its not on the leaves, just on the bark.
- 15 May, 2011