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pollen jim
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:15 pm    Post subject: privot green hedge Reply with quote

hi all, been a while, planting a load of privot hedge next weekend, there in 1 litre pots and great root system and well establish prune back stems, any advice welcome as in distance, was going to about 18" apart and maybe a bit of growall and bonemeal or just fish & bone or maybe rotten manture what u think lads
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A hedge needs a good foundation.
Hopefully it will grow strongly for years and you will clip it to thicken it up. Because cutting regularly means that you are stimulating the plants into putting on growth, it makes sense to ensure they have good nutrition!
I would take out a trench a good foot deep and 18 inches wide,, break up the subsoil to ensure good drainage and backfill incorporating either well rotted manure or garden compost. Plant 18 inches apart, once the soil has settled a bit. It is very important to keep the hedge well watered in the first year. Keep the growth short to begin with and don't allow grass or weeds to grow throught it or they will starve the lower branches of light and use up water and nutrients.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers, im grateful
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