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Box blight

Never seen so much box blight in 40 years, assume must be climatic conditions this year ? Taken hundreds of plants out. Anyone else noticed?

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  • Not personally but my mate who is a gardener based in Cheshire was only saying it to me yesterday. Absolutely terrible he said.

    • We are in Staffordshire next to Cheshire so perhaps this is a regional problem?

  • it has been about for quite a few years now quite a few house holds have not treated for it and gardeners not disafecting there cutters then on to the nex job 

    i think it came in from europe on plants and has just spread accross the country and nothing to do with climate change if it exsists 

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    Is it blight, seeing a lot of caterpillar damage currently?

    • Definitely blight.

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        No signs here in West Yorkshire on box I look after but always worth keeping a check , Have known it devestate box in some areas but not affect shrubs in close proximity nearby .

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    No blight at any of ours in the south east, worst I've ever known it for the box caterpillar though! 

    • 11250212897?profile=RESIZE_930xSaw this one today, wasn't like that last week!

      • That looks like box moth caterpillar not blight?

        • Indeed, I was replying to Oliver who said it was the worst year he'd known for caterpillar.

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