Box Moth. Photo: Harold Gillen

Box Hedge. Photo: Harold Gillen

On 14/09/23 Harold sent us these photos from his Sandford garden and says:

A box moth and what was my clipped green box hedge. In less than 2 months from green to complete defoliation.

This damage is done by the caterpillars and the hedge is unlikely to recover.

 

This year some moth ers in Weymouth have reported trapping hundreds at a time in their traps, hopefully none of them are growing box in their gardens.

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