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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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Beat Box Blight with Curved Tops on Box Hedging

I have noticed box blight affects the top part of hedges and topiary more than the base. The top is where the fungal infection seems to thrive, causing the most defoliation and stem damage. My approach with box blight infections is to treat the hedge twice a year with a commercial grade fungicide and encourage […]

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Fungicides And Good Gardening Practices Are Ways To Beat Box Blight

One of my services is fungicide treatments for the disease called box blight. The fungal disease attacks Box (Buxus sempervirens) and can result in large, twiggy bare patches and dieback. Box blight was first recognised in the mid 1990’s and has now become a real problem in many gardens all over the UK, especially with […]