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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:21 pm    Post subject: best hedge? Reply with quote

I want to plant a hedge fro privacy/boundary. Is Laurel fast growing. i saw someLaurel in pots at 8 euro each but it will be 2 euro each in few months but not in pots.

Which is best. Which will grow faster?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laurel's not particularly fast growing. It's a good hedge though. What type of soil have you got?

The bare roots at €2 seem to be much better value than potted ones. You'll have stick 'em in the ground immediately after buying them though (after leaving them in a bucket of water for an hour or two.)

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kindredspirit wrote:
Laurel's not particularly fast growing. It's a good hedge though.
what is fast
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What type of soil have you got?
not great, there ws never any topsoil put down not sure if anything will grow

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The bare roots at €2 seem to be much better value than potted ones. You'll have stick 'em in the ground immediately after buying them though (after leaving them in a bucket of water for an hour or two.)
ok thank you for the tip
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The fastest hedges are usually not the best hedges but rules are made to be broken.

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not great, there ws never any topsoil put down not sure if anything will grow


So if it's limey clay (I presume you're in Clare, D ) laurel will be OK. You can always encase the roots in something like Westland compost with added John Innes No. 2 and they'll grow OK

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So if it's limey clay (I presume you're in Clare, D ) laurel will be OK. You can always encase the roots in something like Westland compost with added John Innes No. 2 and they'll grow OK
not in Clare, don't think it is limey ,just garden was never done properly. i think it might be a bit wet? soil sticks to spade if dig hole . Should i wait on the bareoots then.? when is that November or January?Thanks
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