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Box hedge damage.


 Hi all, i'm wondering if this might be box blight, although i have a suspicion it may be the cat from next door that has caused it, either way, is it likely to re-grow if it is just kitty wee wee? the rest of the hedge is fine.



  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,348

    I'm no expert on this Pat - but if it's just that one area, it may well be cats marking territory. If you can block it off for a few days you may see an improvement as it often  deters them from using that area. It can be very destructive - not to mention annoying when it happens. image

    If nothing else, my post will send your query to the top of the page for a while where someone else will offer more advice  image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • I think the smell of box makes it a target for cats - mine gets sprayed too. It seems a likely possiblity, as the dead growth doesn't extend all the way up the stems except in the centre of the area.

  • Thank you both, I did think about blocking it off, but then thought he might start doing his "business" somewhere else, so I have decided to try and live with it. They are fairly well behaved cats (there are two of them) and up until the neighbour got them two years ago, we were plagued with pigeons, which these two keep at bay, being good hunters. So I guess he can have this little patch as a reward for his bird scaring activities lol.

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