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Beech & Griselinia hedging


 
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 4:43 pm    Post subject: Beech & Griselinia hedging Reply with quote

2 years ago I planted a beech hedge, which nearly all died, leaving around 8 plants surviving. I then planted a griselinia hedge last year on the other side of the fence, which has flourished.

The trouble is dogs and hares jumping through the fence when the new hedge was young, have snapped and killed around 15 of the plants.

My question is, could I transplant the beech hedges into the gaps that have been left by the animals, and if so, what time of year would be the best time to do so.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any time between October and March for bare rooted plants which is what your beech would be if you lift them, if they roots are standing in water that will kill beech maybe you have a high water table or you planted them too deep or the wrong time of year. Are you inland or by the sea.
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm about a mile from the coast. The plants that survived were in an area where the ground was very sandy, where the rest would have been in very clay-y ground, I think thats the difference.
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you could improve the soil structure by adding grit and manure to the clay ground and compost to the sandy soil so it holds water.
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or plant hornbeam. It will cope better with wetter ground.
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So the beech would grow quite happily in amongst the griselinia? Its not going to look daft?
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes it would work but wheather it would look daft or not thats your worry. I would,nt mix them but thats me. Ps I hate Grissilina as a hedge but thats me.
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