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Busy Bee Garden Services Limited replied to Peter sellers's discussion Box blight
"I think that's right, I seem to get an attack about now and if I take my eye off it September seeems to be another problem month, that ones worse as they have no chance of growing back/clients noticing!"
1 hour ago
Chris & Heather McAlpine replied to Peter sellers's discussion Box blight
"No blight but we've seen loads of caterpillar damage on clients plants.  Been treating for the last couple of weeks in various gardens.  We're in Cheshire."
1 hour ago
John F replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Newly laid lawn problem , anyIdeas
"The ground looks baked at the edges but I suspect there is perhaps more red in the lawn not showing in the image which will be red thread .
Looks like the turf has knitted together well but the baked edges indicate lack of water and the turf is…"
10 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Newly laid lawn problem , anyIdeas

It just looks to have dried out to me. Also, the surrounding bare ground looks very poor, stony etc. It’s also such a small area of turf that this in itself exacerbates the problem.
I also suspect that some pockets of air have formed, either by…"
12 hours ago
Tim Bucknall replied to Peter sellers's discussion Box blight
"Not seen much blight recently, but box is a busted flush round here thanks to box moth.  Spraying kills some caterpillars, but there are always more!  I think it has several breeding cycles per year."
12 hours ago
Tim Bucknall replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Anyone know name please
"Theres an app called '@Seek' by inaturalist that's very good for identifying weeds/ wildflowers."
12 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Anyone know name please
"I've found Tryclpyr ( available as Garlon, Blaster.....) the most effective solution for ground elder. Killed large establish areas of it always with one application. "
13 hours ago
Jake Piechowicz replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Newly laid lawn problem , anyIdeas
"Looks like weed killer or scorched by fertiliser that hasn't been watered in"
yesterday
Jonathan Davidson replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Newly laid lawn problem , anyIdeas
"have they hosed it off using a hose pipe that has been laying out in the sun? At this time of year a hosepipe containing sitting water before the fresh stuff comes through can get pretty hot"
yesterday
Sean Clarke replied to Peter sellers's discussion Box blight
"Indeed, I was replying to Oliver who said it was the worst year he'd known for caterpillar."
yesterday
Honey Badger replied to Peter sellers's discussion Box blight
"Box blit minimal, some frost damage.
Starting to see box Wood caterpillar on the west Berkshire/Hampshire boarder. Got all my customers putting out pheromone traps and spraying with nematodes.
Time to give up on box now me thinks."
yesterday
Busy Bee Garden Services Limited replied to Peter sellers's discussion Box blight
"It's all caterpillar for us, not one customer has avoided it even though we spray, spray, spray although very minor for us."
yesterday
Honey Badger replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Anyone know name please
"You can dig out all the roots by hand. Very time consuming and will take a couple of years to get rid. Glyphospate is more efficient.
I suggest you get yourself a book on wild flowers to help you identify weeds.
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yesterday
Honey Badger replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Newly laid lawn problem , anyIdeas
" I'm thinking someone applied lawn fertlzer by hand very badly."
yesterday
Peter sellers replied to Peter sellers's discussion Box blight
"That looks like box moth caterpillar not blight?"
yesterday
David Benson replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Anyone know name please
"as Billy and Peter say but dont expect one treatment to get rid of it you might have to give it four or five goes over a coupple of years "
yesterday
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