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Trimming native hedgerow

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 16:35

I planted a native hedgerow back in February. Then it was just sticks and is doing quite well. It comprises of Hawthorn, Hornbeam, Field Maple, Hazel and Dog Rose. The Hawthorn in particular has grown quite tall.

When and how much do I need to trim so it comes back thicker next season? Will grass growing at base of the hedgerow cause any harm?




Hebe Caledonia

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 14:03


Mattbeer87 wrote (see)

Hmm a Caledonia should be fine in a pot as its a Dwarf Variety.

I would suggest that the Recent hot weather and lack of rain would contribute to its demise.

Potted plants need a lot of water, sometimes twice a day in the middle of the summer.


That's where I've been going wrong then. Busy work schedule makes for bad memory.

Hebe Caledonia

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 10:25

Cheers guys 


It says on the card it is a Caledonia, nothing more.

Hebe Caledonia

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 10:11

It's was planted in the spring, been ok up to now.

Planted in normal compost purchased from garden centre.

I would say it is in shade most of the day.

Now, this could be the smoking gun. It has been very dry here lately (Dorset) and I have not been watering that much, hardly at all. I have started watering in the last few days but fear it might be too late.

Hebe Caledonia

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 09:40

Hi all, new to this forum and the gardening world, so a complete novice and I'm sure I will have many questions in the near future.

To kick off; I have a Hebe Caledonia that over the last week, to my eyes, deteriorated. Is this just an autumn thing or something more than that?






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