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I doubt if they are the subject of this thread SB but there are so many of them they will have the same effect on the bushes. I'll try that recipe, thanks Jan & Jo, I really don't want to resort to chemical warfare using commercial products.
The vinegar seems to have killed them. A couple of weeks ago the eggs were still attached to the bushes but had turned to powder. Now one bush is completely clear of them and doing well, the other still has the eggs residue on it and most of the leaves have dropped off but it is still alive and green in parts.