Originally Posted by countrywoman
i have decided to buy bare root laurel hedging after much thought!
i have a large area to plant up. i need approx 300 plants.
i had planned to dig individual holes for each plant but now i'm wondering how i will manage to keep the grass cut between the plants as the plants are growing?
i have lots of mypex. would it work if i planted the plants in individual holes, then place the mypex around the plants. that would mean that the mypex would be placed the whole length of the hedge...can i put this on top of the grass that is there already,and maybe put some bark mulch or something on top.
would really appreciate some advice or guidance........or help with digging!!
Pics say more than words.
Mypex installed and then individual holes cut out for the plants.Bark mulch as covering (great for keeping the soil moist and prevents soil from drying out too fast)
Bare root hornbeams,planted with multi stem birch tree,baux balls,and some low level plants.Oh and lots of 1 meter tall Alliums too.
Put in some fertiliser pellets and some compost as you plant each bare root hedge/whip.Then they will fly.Water them every day or 2 and do not let the soil dry out.Also water the ground around where the hedging will be,as this will encourage the roots to spread out looking for the water,and this will anchor the hedge down beter and make it more sturdy too.