Lavant Horticultural Society

Lavant Horticultural Society, Lavant, Chichester,
covering Lavant, Summersdale & neighbouring areas

Grow at Home

Keep growing in October & prepare for the spring

Box tree caterpillar

There are reports that the caterpillar of the box tree moth is active in our area now. It can rapidly defoliate box if steps are not taken to stop it.

The European Boxwood & Topiary Society (EBTS) profile is concise but comprehensive:
Box Tree Moth & Caterpillar Guide

Professional topiarist James Todman's recommendations for combatting this pest:
Beat the box tree caterpillar

Both EBTS and RHS are asking for sightings of this pest to be logged to help give a clearer picture of its spread and activity:
log sighting with RHS

access EBTS tracker

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This website is updated frequently, so come back for the latest news
last updated 15th October 2020

Header image: Cyclamen hederifolium

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Lavant Horticultural Society's Privacy Policy (GDPR-compliant)

In order to run our society efficiently, we collect personal information about our members and hold it electronically. This information is only used to manage the Society’s affairs and to communicate with members. It will never be sold or disclosed to any third party, unless required by court order.

Members are asked to confirm their personal contact information and to let the Membership Secretary know when it changes.  The information is held securely on the personal computer of the Membership Secretary, and may be shared with the Chairman.  It may also be shared with a Collector in relation to members on their Collection List and with the Show Secretary and/or Social Secretary.

If a member does not renew their membership for a period of two consecutive years, the Society will delete all that person’s personal information from the records.
A member or ex-member can at any time require the Society to remove all record of their membership from the file.

Adopted by the AGM held on 14th November 2018

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