Box Hedge Plants

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  1. Snorky85

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    Just wondering when is the best time to buy box hedge plants so I can grow them up myself. I'll be needing a lot so hoping to buy small ones and grow them to save money.

    And does anyone have any recommendations or know of any places that do them in bulk?

    Any advice appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
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    Good time of year to take cuttings. Just nip over the fence to the neighbours and snip away:heehee:
     
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      Box is dead easy to propagate from cuttings and as WeeTam says now is the time to start them. You just need more time obviously than buying already rooted plants, but you can save a lot of money if you need lots of plants.
       
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      I've grown box from "wild trees", by that I mean not those varieties that most places sell.
      Touch wood, never come across Box Blight, I just wonder if the blight is more prone on the bought varieties or maybe I've just been lucky.
       
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      My first thought was 'don't forget to treat them against blight and caterpillars'. I don't know what fungicides are available now to prevent blight, but Bacillus thuringiensis is effective at preventing caterpillar infestation.
       
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      Could you recommend a product to treat box? Ours is looking great so I’d be devistated if it got blight.
       
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