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Jon Chandler replied to Peter sellers's discussion Box blight
"Hi All,
I'm based in Stratford Upon Avon and look after quite a bit of box, never seen so many caterpillars even from treated plants from last year. The last two weeks have been horrendous. I do use Xentari by Top Buxus which is great, but I think…"
14 hours ago
James replied to Peter sellers's discussion Box blight
"And yet garden centers etc have loads of box for sale.
Most of it looks like it has been attacked already. I would advise anyone not to buy it."
15 hours ago
PETER CROSBY replied to Peter sellers's discussion Box blight
"We first started noticing it last year and had to remove a number of well established box hedging arrangements. Some clients last year were lucky and some of their box hedging survived, however this year they've suffered beyond survival.
The only…"
16 hours ago
Will Roberts replied to Peter sellers's discussion Box blight
"I work in Chester and every single box shrub or hedge in my 30 plus customers gardens has either died or is on the way out. It's box moths that's causing the problem here, they're everywhere. "
18 hours ago
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!"
yesterday
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."
yesterday
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…"
Friday
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…"
Friday
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."
Friday
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."
Friday
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. "
Friday
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"
Thursday
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"
Thursday
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."
Thursday
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."
Thursday
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