cuckoo spit

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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
hi

Dont know if thats the right name for it (cuckoo spit)
but thats what we have always called it
can some one tell me if its harmfull to plants
and where it comes from

there seems to be a lot of it about this year

thankyou

kas xx
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  • ValliValli Forumite
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    it is the bubbles surrounding a little insect larva you'll find..what we call (where I originate from) froghoppers...they are very good jumpers.

    AFAIK the larva sucks the sap from the plant to make its bubbly protection.

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  • gettingbettergettingbetter Forumite
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    Mortgage-free Glee!
    thankyou

    i will be sure to remove them all

    kas xx
    br no 188 ;) AD 17th apr 09:D
    :Dmortgage free 22/5/09:D
    :Ddebt free 11/8/09:D
    :j#18 £2 saver = £ :T sealed pot #333
    silent member of mikes mob
    i will lose weight :rolleyes: i will sort my house :o
  • ValliValli Forumite
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    aww poor babies...
    (I leave them - I worry far more about aphids...)
    Don't put it DOWN; put it AWAY
    "I would like more sisters, that the taking out of one, might not leave such stillness" Emily Dickinson
    :heart:Janice 1964-2016:heart:

    Thank you Honey Bear
  • jaxx46jaxx46 Forumite
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    Funny, I noticed this this morning when I was out having a bit of a tidy up in front garden. Mostly on the red valerian here so shall leave them be, something drastic needs doing to that before it takes over the village!
    Sometimes not moving backwards is as much an achievement as moving forwards is on other times. (originally posted by kidcat)

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  • No need to remove cuckoo spit. The larvae causes no damage.
  • izzwizz_2izzwizz_2 Forumite
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    Agree with grahawk, cuckoo spit & the larvae within cause no damage to your plants so leave alone.
  • gettingbettergettingbetter Forumite
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    thankyou

    will just leave them then

    kas xx
    br no 188 ;) AD 17th apr 09:D
    :Dmortgage free 22/5/09:D
    :Ddebt free 11/8/09:D
    :j#18 £2 saver = £ :T sealed pot #333
    silent member of mikes mob
    i will lose weight :rolleyes: i will sort my house :o
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