We have replaced escallonia with laurel at front. We have Grisalina of bout 400 foot down over 10 years, on clearing all leaves from around it and feeding with fish and bone, seems as if there are tiny shoots at bottom in part. Should we cut the top down alot to give it a chance. What would be best hedge for quite wet in winter and for shade. A fast growing hedge.
We planted a laurel hedge about 3 years ago now. I must admit we did not weed around it until this year. I would like to know should we take al lthe grass away around and between plants. So we have about 20 metres planted, does all of this need to be grass and weed free - would this be a help to our slowly growing laurel hedge. I will say it survived the winter, though not due to our TLC.
I am planting a hedge on a new build in an open location on the edge of a bog in galway. I am considering laurel, green privet or cypress hedge. Which would give the best coverage, take the best in this particular location and be able to withstand the recent hard winters?
I am about to plant some laurel hedging. would it be ok to set at 2ft apart even though the potted laurel is only 18inch in height or should i go every 18inchs apart? what would be the difference in the hedge getting established?
Is cotoneaster franchetti a good hedging plant and is it able to withstand frost
Is it too late to plant a Laurel Hedge Bare rooted? If not up to when can you plant it and how far should the spacing between be?
Our 6ft griselinia hedge was destroyed by frost. I am a bit nervous about replanting griselinia and wondered if laurel would be a hardier replacement? If so is it too late to plant a 5 ft laurel hedge which are more than likely going to be bareroot. Does planting them quickly after they have been dug up for sale help in any way or do we have to wait until October?
We had an escallonia hedge for the past 17 years and needless to say after the past two winters it is dead. We are up high and the hedge is at the front of the house, 200 ft long, and gives good privacy. What would be the best fast growing hedge to plant in its place.
I planted my new laurel hedge last Sat. My garden centre said Laurel should thrive in my clay soil - is this true, is there anything I can do in the way of feeding looking after it to make sure it does thrive? I put a shovel of compost in with each plant. Also, is there anything I can do - to strenghten the plants in preperation for this coming winter? Cover the base with grass trimmings etc?
Im replacining my frost burnt griselenia hedge with laurel. I was thinking of trying slips as a cheap option or is this a waste of time?
Im replacing my badly frost damaged grysellania hedge with laurel. Do i need to take up all the roots or can i just cut down to ground level before i plant?
I planted this hedging about 3 weeks ago and the leaves on a good number of the plants are going white. Is this Box Blight? What would you recommend to do?
we just cut down all our hedging at front of house, it provided great shelter and privacy.. can you suggest what would be good to replace this and maybe be frost resistant. We would like to get privacy back asap also we like the red robin tree/shrub would be advise? its very windy and exposed here.
I had escallonia hedges that died during the winter i will be replacing these with laurel do you think this is a good hedge for the front of a house ? also is it now too late to be setting it.
Looks like your description of 'leaf spot', with black spots on older leaves; but lots of dead leaves under foot, still green but crispy; flurries fall off if it's touched when passing. Could this be related to the Escallonia virus. New growth seems ok but wondering will it become infected too &/or will we be left with bald hedge when needs to be cut in few weeks? So, can it be treated & what with?