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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:16 pm    Post subject: Fertiliser for new hedge Reply with quote

We planted a griselinia hedge about a month ago, the other day a friend recommended that we use a fertilizer on it. So I headed to the garden centre yesterday where I was advised to get "growmore" fertiliser. However he wasn't much good to advise on the amount to use, so has anyone any advise with regard to this? I don't want to scorch it when it has survived so far Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of ounces per square yard should do it, then give it a good mulch of farmyard manure or the likes.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Err on the side of giving the new hedge too little artificial fertiliser. It will survive a bit of hunger better than it will survive scorching from too much fert. Shake the fert for the new hedge on the ground at least 6 inches or further from the stems, not mounding it at the base like I have seen some poor unfortunates doing.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, thanks for that. I knew not to mount it around the stems, but I didn't know that I should keep it a few inches away.
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