JimG wrote:This may be a bit trivial to some people given the state of the world but am fighting a somewhat losing battle against these little guys - having tried removing by hand and spraying (stopped now the local sparrows are foraging aggressively in my box plants and feeding their babies). If you have box plants and they are looking a bit peaky and have cobwebbing on please try to tackle your pest infestation! The caterpillars are green and black and wrap themselves in leaves/silk so they can strip your plants at leisure.... Walking along Shad Thames last night Pont de la Tour has a number of affected plants.
My West London friends had 50 plants killed whilst letting out his house (#firstworldproblems) - and I thought we might escape in SE1 given less box planting - but they are here and voracious! I live off Southwark Park Road and have/had about 30 plants - they seem to like box balls the best
We need to unite to fight the green and black menace!