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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:50 pm    Post subject: Beech hedging. Reply with quote

Re. Beech Hedging. Curious to know about the benefits of mulching my hedge. It is doing reasonably well considering the poor quality of the ground it is set in. I appreciate that mulching can help the plants retain water during dry periods and protect it somewhat from frosts, but I am just wondering is now a good time to mulch to enrich the soil quality or when is the best time?
Best mulch? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any time.

What are you using for mulch?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Previous years I have been using the woodchip that is sold in Lidl.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to use lawn clippings. (Don't put it too deep.)

Leaf mould would be brilliant, if you can get it. I get my leaf mould for free from a local farmer whose driveway is smothered in leaves every autumn. I give him builders bags; he gathers up the leaves in November and drops them off to me in January.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, that sounds good.
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