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Four Common Pests and Diseases on Buxus

Many of the pests and diseases that threaten box (Buxus Sempervirens) can be managed if identified and treated early. Here are four common ones to look out for: Box Blight Cylindrocladium buxicola is the blight to be most concerned about. Signs of infection include blackening of the box leaves, defoliation and black streaks on the […]

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My Top Three Topiary Shears

Over the years I have developed quite a collection of topiary shears. They all have their own different characteristics, and that’s not just the price. Some work better on thicker stemmed shrubs, others are more suitable for a faster clipping action – a lot depends on their weight, balance and type of steel used to […]

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Act Quickly to Beat Box Blight

In one of the larger gardens where I work, we’ve been having a lot more success with controlling box blight. Weather conditions have been very similar to last year when blight was really bad – a warm, wet autumn. But the difference this year is our speed of action. As soon as I or one […]

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Five Ways to Beat the Box Tree Caterpillar

You will know if you have box tree caterpillar in your garden because of the damage it can cause. Buxus can be stripped of their leaves in a very short period of time. If left untreated, then the box tree caterpillars will eventually kill the plants. But there is a good chance the Buxus will […]