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Do I have Box blight??!

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Draylon Thu 27-Apr-17 19:25:39

The first image is of one of my box balls, the other, the second one, its twin- same stock; they stand either side of my front door, 1.2m apart.

Box 1, the ailing one, has appeared 'different' for about a year after 5-6 years growing identically. I swap their positions every 2nd year or so. The leaves are deeper green, shiny, more, maybe 'brittle-edged'- not perhaps 100% 'healthy' when compared to Number two, which is blooming (as it were). New growth is consistent vibrant lime-green.

This issue has appeared in the last 2 weeks.

Do I have box blight?

And yes, I know what to do with the plant sad and soil, but what shall I sluice the container with to free it of that fungi/virus so I can start again?

Am sad as I grew both from cuttings 12 years ago!

Maybe it's not blight? <straws, grasped>

doradoo Thu 27-Apr-17 19:29:47

I've lost about 8 box bushes this season to caterpillars - they've destroyed them - do. you have any webby/thready type bits around them? Can you see any caterpillars? This season for us has been particularly bad - we've been told that the offending bushes need burning to get rid.....

Draylon Fri 28-Apr-17 13:53:22

No, no caterpillars.

I've chopped off the obviously affected twigs and binned them, and will watch and wait.

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