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J Parkers let down

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 19:11

Yes, I agree Lyn.  Providing we're willing to nuture the plants, they do grow really well.  They offer fantastic value for money.  The other thing that I've found that if one out of say, a pack of 3 doesn't survive, they replace all 3 of the plants.  Apart from some really specific requirements which I've purchased locally, my garden is full of Parkers produce.

Cherry Laurel hedging

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 20:14

Erm, excuse me but please do remember that I live on the Isle of Man.  Try adding on courier charges for two four foot cherry laurels to what you would pay in the UK and I think you'll find that the price would come out much the same as what I have paid.  We're very happy with the laurels and the fact that they will soon be higher than the fence has done the job as far as we're concerned.  Having done some research before buying bigger plants, we reached the conclusion that on this occasion buying bigger plants was the best idea and yes, they will take longer to establish but again, being on the Isle of Man they should have established well before the frosts set in. 


Cherry Laurel hedging

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 15:06

Fleurisa, I'm going to go with Nut's suggestion because it feels right from a common sense point of view but I'm interested in why you're suggesting I cut them back by half?  I've just paid £50 for two older plants so that I don't have to wait as long for them to grow, so what would be the point in chopping them in half? 


Posted: 19/08/2014 at 21:36

But of course on the Isle of Man, it's still lovely - warm and lots of sunshine  

Cherry Laurel hedging

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 21:32

I'll be on to it tomorrow Nut.  Thanks for your help.

Ok Rhod, at the risk of showing my ignorance, (I'll plead that I'm a novice gardener with only a year's experience ) - how do I tell if I have a female plant????

Cherry Laurel hedging

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:41

  Yes, ha ha, it won't be long before we get our privacy back.  I'd read that they grow as wide as they do tall.  How long though do you think I should wait before giving them a chop all over, with them being newly planted today?

Cherry Laurel hedging

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:32

Welshonion, I just like the look of them ...

Cherry Laurel hedging

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:31


Oh ok, so if I treat them as two separate plants and let them go their own way?  What about chopping the tops though to keep them bushy?  Do you think I'll get away with that?

Cherry Laurel hedging

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:14

I've just planted a couple of 4 foot cherry laurel hedging plants to hide a fence that our neighbour has just put up in place of a hedge.  The plants have berries on at the moment but when I look around over here (Isle of Man), I don't see many berries on other laurels.  Does anyone know the secret to getting laurels to flower and produce berries please?

After a good day in the garden

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 19:31

Chinese takeaway

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