I then looked at the black dots and discovered them to be not marks on the skin as I thought they were but the larvae of something!! I need a microscope as some of these things I am finding are much too small for the macro lens!!
These are also 1mm in length, some of them just hatching.
At first I thought it was the larvae of the Twig Wilters I found on the same tree last year and did a post on and again this one later in the year, but the eggs are definitely not the same unless the white ones are larvae and not eggs!!
It seems as if they turn dark almost immediately as their shell hardens and start to feed off the bud they hatched on as can be seen by these gorge marks in them.
Because they are so small, this was about the best picture I could get of them. I brought one of the buds home as I want to record further developments and will do a post again on them at a later stage.