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Hi all,


I'm attempting to redesign my front garden and have bought a box plant pyramid to go in the centre of a patch of grass.  The plant seems to have box blight in an area at its base, which I have cut out by pruning the branches back to the centre.  I've read a few articles which say that box blight is treatable and I'm planning on following the advice in these articles, in the spring when growth begins.


My question then is whether there is any harm in transplanting the box plant from it's pot into the ground now.  There are no other plants close to it which it could infect (just grass).  The other option I guess is to leave it in the pot, hope I can keep it alive over the winter, then plant it in the spring.

Many thanks for your responses in advance.


Katie

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,505

    http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=96

    I expect you've already seen that.

    If you've recently bought a box with blight then take it back to where it came from. 

    Are you sure it's blight?

  • Thanks nutcutlet. I'm no expert on blight but a gardener friend of mine told me it was.



    It's not possible to take the plants back location wise. I just really need to know whether planting them now would be a mistake.



    Thanks,

    Katie
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