EBTS UK gets Box Moth Lures that last the whole season sold in the UK so you don’t have to remember to replace them.
On 12th December 2017 EBTS UK wrote an open letter to the National Trust’s Director General about the way it was handling box blight at Ickworth. EBTS UK now replies to the points raised in the NT’s letters of response.
On Friday 2nd March, the RHS revealed it’s rankings for the pests and deseases most affecting UK gardens and no surprise for any box lover – Box Tree Caterpillar was top.
EBTS UK writes an Open Letter to the Director General of the National Trust objecting to their policy of removal of boxwood plants rather than working to support plants affected by blight.
Ignore those that say the only way to resolve the Box Moth/Caterpillar problem is to dig up your plants. Just look at what happens if you spray and feed your plants – much cheaper and easier than digging up and replacing.
Now available to buy online – EBTS France has translated Lynn R Batdorf’s new 4th edition of ‘The Boxwood Manual’, making it the first reference book on boxwood in French.
On returning home from a week away, the EBTS UK Chairman found unwanted guests chomping through his box hedging in both the front and back gardens.
Pimpernel Press will be publishing ‘Topiary, Knots & Parterres’ written by EBTS magazine editor Caroline Foley on June 8th 2017, but EBTS Members can pre-order a copy for collection on 6th May at the AGM.
Hatfield House Old Palace (2007) picture by Starlingjon (Wikimedia) 1922-2016 We learned with great sadness that The Dowager Marchioness of Salisbury passed away peacefully on Monday 12th December, aged 94. Regarded as the “high priestess” of historic garden design, she was best known for her restoration of the gardens at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire and her […]
The EBTS was deeply saddened to learn of the death on October 31st of its Founder and first Chairman, Mark Braimbridge at the age of 92. Mark, a leading heart surgeon, one of the pioneers of open heart surgery, turned his attention to helping his wife, Elizabeth, on his retirement and so became involved in horticulture.
EBTS member Simon Rose has been in touch to say anyone in West London with box in their garden should be on the look out for box moth.
The Chiltern Society eNews reports that at the end of March 42 volunteers planted around 2000 small trees made up mainly of box but also holly, juniper, whitebeam and field maple. The work is part of a long term project ‘to increase the continuity of Box woodland in the area close to Ellesborough Warren the largest box woodland in England at 12HA’.