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I came home from my hols to find my box hedge invaded by hundreds of green caterpillars, the local garden ctre advised destroying the lot, which we did but roots were so thick and extensive they are still there, can anyone advise what I can pour on
the ground to get rid of them please, Linda.
 
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Get rid of the roots or the caterpillars? I think you mean the roots. You don't need to remove all the roots but if they are so dense that you cannot replant, I would contact an arborist about hiring a stump grinder.... or somebody strong enough to wield a pulaski axe effectively.

Sorry to hear about your hedge. Those Box Tree Moths (Cydalima perspectalis) are a terrible threat to Europe's native Boxwoods (Buxus sempervirens, etc.) as well...
 

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