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Frothy foam

Wiltshire, United Kingdom Gb

I have white frothy foam on a climbing rose and have just seen it is on my lavender in a pot several feet away, can you please tell me what it is and is there anything in the house that would get rid of it, i hate to use chemicals unless i have no choice. Regards Sue



'Cuckoo spit' probably. Nothing to do with cuckoos, but secreted by insects called froghoppers. You can wash it off with a hose, the insects don't really harm the plant, so there's no need to use insecticide

2 Jun, 2008


The good old RHS confirms what Caz13 says:

2 Jun, 2008


The bubbles are caused as they feed on the fresh young sappy growth. I flick the plant so as to disslodge the bubbles so the birds can see and eat the bugs.
As Caz and UKslim say's they dont harm the plant I also hose them off.

2 Jun, 2008

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