It happened again this year – the dreaded box tree moth, Cydalima perspectalis, is back and its caterpillars are chewing their way through my box topiary.
After a moment of despair I have pulled myself together – but it’s a bore isn’t it – the constant threat of blight, which has even forced Monty Don to rip up his box edging, and now, the munching monsters. What to do? You could just be patient and accepting or you could ditch this tricky bush for something more robust. Here are some new contenders: