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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:11 pm    Post subject: beech hedge- novice gardener! Reply with quote

I'd appreciate any info on our beech hedge. we sowed it in april and is growing pretty well except in one area which is quite wet. some of it has grown well over the summer but other plants have no green leaves at all and others have little green shooots coming out of the base of plants. My first question is does beech grow in wet soil? Secondly, those plants that did not produce leaves at all- are these dead? and thirdly, the plants which produced some green leaves at the base of the plant, are these going to be viable plants? Thanks a mill. Am learning very slowly about all this gardening business!!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:47 pm    Post subject: Re: beech hedge- novice gardener! Reply with quote

masie wrote:
My first question is does beech grow in wet soil?


No, and if it does it grows poorly. If your soil is wet and you want to grow beech then planting into mounded soil would be an option. Alder grown as a hedge can cope with constantly damp soil.


masie wrote:
Secondly, those plants that did not produce leaves at all- are these dead?


More than likely, or so damaged as to be a ghost of their former selves.


masie wrote:
thirdly, the plants which produced some green leaves at the base of the plant, are these going to be viable plants?


Doubt it very much.

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