help! something is killing my lavender!
I have three lavender plants in my garden - all "Munstead" variety. Until a few days ago, all three were healthy and happy-looking. Now one of them is faded, pale, and going brown! I investigated it, and there were little red-and-black bugs on it. They looked kind of like fireflies, only smaller (and a different color). When I disturbed the plant, they ran down it and off - no flight observed. There were about 15 of them. I don't know if they're a symptom or a cause, but I suspect they're involved. Can anyone help? What might they be? Most of my resources on lavender say that it has very few pests, so I'm a bit stuck. :(