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soot like stuff on leaves on my bay tree

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just like stated like soot stuck to the leaves



These are Aphids deposits.

19 Apr, 2009


You have a sort of scalely bug, give it a good wash with very weakly diluted washing up liquid , it should help.

19 Apr, 2009


I go with scale insects, you can see them on the back of the leaves, usually along the mid rib, like little limpets. they do secrete a honeydew like aphids which is then colonised by a black fungus, sooty mould. I get this problem frequently on my bay too. You can also buy an organic treatment based on fatty acids if you have a large bush

19 Apr, 2009

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