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DamoH
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:12 am    Post subject: Feeding Box Hedging Reply with quote

Hello
I have just planted a box hedge from plug plants and was wondering about types of feed to use and how often? Would tomato feed every 2 weeks be ok?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that would be very generous, and they will love you for it.

I would however limit feeding during the growing season - anything more would be futile.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:54 am    Post subject: Watering Reply with quote

Just wondering how often should I water? They are Buxus plug plants planted in compost / soil mix. Should I water everyday (if not raining) or will that be too much.

I have noticed that some of the bottom leaves have started to turn brown / dry and fall off.... Wondering if this is lack of water? Tooo much water....HELP!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is definitely no need to water daily, infact, they like free draining soil and don't like wet feet - I never knowingly water mine, apart if the water sprinkler is on.

They are quite hardy and don't need much attention. The feeding advised will help promote green growth and keep them looking healthy.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would be reluctant to recommend a feed for a young box hedge as it renders it far more prone to rust and soft foliar diseases. Most important ingredient it should have a well drained sandy gravelly soil and planted firmly.
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