Tree of genus *Buxus*, also known as "box".

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Redwood planter - Should I treat it and how?

I just built a nice planter in my garden, and would like to plant some flowers and edible vegetables (i.e. corn, tomatoes and more). Should I treat the wood and how? Let me add a few details: ...
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What is a safe proximity for a Boxwood hedge to a paver walkway?

Background I am designing a screen of narrow shrubs for a space between a sunken stairwell and an existing paver walkway. The width of the area in question is 2.5' with a desired plant height of 5'. ...
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Control of Boxwood Psyllids

Do I have to use an insecticide spray or will a detergent like Dawn be just as effective?
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How to trim and form a boxwood hedge for a beginner?

I would like to put my small boxwood hedge into a rectangular form. I never did this before - I need newbie advices. It is useful to construct a frame/framework to guide? What material do I need to ...
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When is the right time to trim boxwood?

I have a little hedge of boxwood which I let alone for a year. This year I would like form it a little bit. When is the right time to gently cut and trim boxwood? Can I do it several times during the ...
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Box-blight or just the effects of winter

I have some small box-trees which start to have some yellow leaves on the top of some branches. Is this the start of box-blight or just the effects of winter. We have some low temperatures (down to -5 ...
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How do I get rid of box rust in December? Will fungicide work?

I have two buxus which have suffered a lack of water due to irrigation failing in the summer and no time to hand water them. There is a definite orange tinge to the first 2 or 3 inches of top growth. ...
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What exactly is an outdoor bonsai?

I recently got a Brussels Boxwood Bonsai, 3 years old. And I have it placed indoors near an optimally sunlit area and apartment temperature is around 70 F.There seems to be a little bit of ...
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Japanese box hedge failing to thrive. What to do?

I have a Japanese box hedge which is not exactly dying, but is definitely failing to thrive. When I moved in (5 years ago) it was looking much better. So it's not about the location, but that the ...