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De-Stress Your Box Plants to Reduce the Risk of Box Blight

I have noticed that some box plants are more susceptible to box blight than others. This may be down to their variety. Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa' is particularly susceptible to box blight. But another important factor is how the box is growing. Healthy, strong box can fight off blight infections far better than weak and stressed … Continue reading De-Stress Your Box Plants to Reduce the Risk of Box Blight

Be Ready for the Box Tree Moth in 2018

Reports of box tree caterpillar damage were on the increase in 2017, mostly in the South East of England and London. Thankfully the risk is still very small where I'm living in the Cotswolds. But I feel it's just a matter of time before for box tree moths appear here. The Box tree moth (Cydalima perspectalis) … Continue reading Be Ready for the Box Tree Moth in 2018

The Fashion for Cloud Pruned Yew Hedges

A recent acquisition was this 1904 First Edition 'Some English Gardens' with beautiful prints of watercolours by George S. Elgood and commentary by Gertrude Jekyll. One print that caught the eye was a watercolour titled 'Yew Alley at Rockingham' and painted about 1900. The yew has been clipped in a cloud pruned fashion with magnificent … Continue reading The Fashion for Cloud Pruned Yew Hedges

Linking a Garden with Doorways in Hedges

Too often hedges are seen as static features, acting as a barrier to divide one area of a garden from another. But by cutting a doorway into the hedge, its purpose changes to create access and become an invitation to explore the garden further. Being based in the Cotswolds we are fortunate to have two … Continue reading Linking a Garden with Doorways in Hedges

Using Hedges To Protect Your Property

Using thorny hedging is an excellent way to protect your home or workplace from unwanted guests. Not only does it provide a defensive barrier, security planting will improve the look of your property, is cost effective and nature friendly.   Todman Green can advise you which plants would be most suitable for your circumstances, especially … Continue reading Using Hedges To Protect Your Property