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What is wrong with this hedging


 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:46 am    Post subject: What is wrong with this hedging Reply with quote

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I'm not sure of the name of this hedging. It was put down by previous owners about a year ago It has never really thrived and the leaves look sick.

It is only about 12 inches high at the moment. I was thinking of pulling it and putting down some laurel or box hedging as it is behind a low stone wall.[/img]

some of it looks like it is starting to improve as you can see from photo 2.



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that looks like golden privet starting to revert, clear weeds around it and feed it. it you want to stop it reverting remove the green shoot or else let it revert it is usually fairly tough plant and once established can take hardcuttung back,
Laurl grows too big for a small medium garden and looks ragged if not cut properly ie the leaves go brown.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
that looks like golden privet starting to revert, clear weeds around it and feed it. it you want to stop it reverting remove the green shoot or else let it revert it is usually fairly tough plant and once established can take hardcuttung back,
Laurl grows too big for a small medium garden and looks ragged if not cut properly ie the leaves go brown.


Thank you. If I allow it to revert, will I have a green hedge instead of the colour it is now?

Also, what should I feed it with? Could I use tomato feed?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it will be green, I would top dress it with FYM this autumn it will feed it and help keep weeds down
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