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It is being reported that the Asian box tree caterpillar Diaphania perspectalis is spreading more rapidly than previously. The RHS is quoted in The Times as having recorded as many incidents this year as all the sightings since 2011 put together. These infestations were in discovered in May this year in Woodford & Loughton in the east of London and also Stoke Poges near Slough.
The effect of prolonged hot weather on Boxwood as recorded by Marc Velleman April 2011 was exceptionally warm with temperatures between 20° and 28°C for at least three weeks. This had a great effect, not only on ourselves, but also on the boxwood plants. In my boxwood collection, which consists of more then 200 varieties, […]
Boxwood has been called the ‘Plant of many surprises’. It is a very plain, quiet shrub with an elusive fragrance and comforting familiarity. It is unsurpassed in its ability to be smoothly topiarised into firm shapes, neat hedges or baroque flourishes, so says one of our most respected EBTS authors. Buxus sempervirens , the common […]