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03/09/2013 at 19:44

I was going to put up a trellis to act as as a screen from next door,but with the problems cost and getting one made to fit I have decided to put up hedging,

has anyone got a cherry laurel in the garden and will it do the job of screening.



03/09/2013 at 22:21

Cherry laurel are very fast growing and vigorous but have berries that look like cherries and which are poisonous. If you have children or if the bush would be in a place that children could reach, I wouldn't plant one.

03/09/2013 at 22:31

I agree,.you'd do better with something you can trim to the shape you want with a hedge trimmer. Laurels need pruning with secateurs otherwise you get brown edges to those large leaves. Something with small leaves makes a better hedge.

Privet still has a place. Not very exciting but it does the job. 


03/09/2013 at 22:38

And the flowers smell lovely.

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