It has been a long time since I have posted! I am glad to be back!
I have a problem with my English Ivy. I have had the plant since October 2008. Long story short, I am currently in transition with moving houses. Against my better judgment I have been keeping the Ivy in the basement (where I am living currently--very little sun), so I know it's not thriving like it could be in better sunlight.
I had a previous problem with spider mites, so my Mom and I sprayed it with some soapy water, and after 2 or 3 applications, it seemed to clear up the mites. I then put it in the basemment for several months where it didn't do very well. As of tonight, the Ivy is moved to the upstairs where it will get more sunlight.
My main problem is this: as seen in the photograph, there is some type of bug problem feeding on the newest shoot - the photo clerly shows them, and they are visible with the naked eye. They are too large to be spider mites, I am thinking they may be some type of scale? They were not moving from their spot, and they appeared to have legs upon looking closely, Please help me in regards to removing them!