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Guidance on planting laurel hedging please.

Cyril Posts: 583 Forumite
I want to plant a hedge and am wanting some help on what to do to prepare the ground so the plants have the best chance of survival. I want to buy some plants about 4ft tall.

What is the best time of year to plant, depth of hole, do I need to put any feed into the holes etc etc.

Any help gratefully appreciated.


  • splodger_seedswapper
    where abouts are you based? i only ask as i know where to get laurel bushes (and they could be free or really cheap if you can dig your own)

    pm if you don't want to post your location on the boards ;)

    re planting - it is always best to transplant any tree / shrub when it is either dormant - or in the case of evergreens - when the soil is continually moist - they do take a fair bit of watering otherwise

    for anybody that wants laurel hedges for free and have time and patience - a laurel log will actually usually root itself if left on the ground undisturbed - it will also layer readily and those layered can be severed and transplanted with ease as soon as just a few small roots have formed

    it grows like a weed in my neck of the woods
    saving money by growing my own - much of which gets drunk
    made loads last year :beer:
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