Posted: 14/02/2018 at 11:52
They will be perfect, after planting, pick out the middle growing tips, they will grow out from the sides then. Laurel looks best when it’s as thick at the bottom as the top, and the only way to do that is keep the tops cut. Once its at the height you want it you can keep it trimmed at the top and side.
Dig a nice big hole, fill with compost and a plant them in firmly, once in, sprinkle some bone meal around the edges and gently fork it it. It’s better to do it that way round as the roots will then spread out, if you put the bonemeal down the hole the roots will stay there and feed on that, you need to get a good root established so don’t be disappointed if they don’t seem to grow much in the first year, once they take off they will be fine.
Nice time to plant as we are having so much rain, you won’t need to water them yet.
just to add, if the roots are dry, soak in a bucket of water for a few hours before planting.
Last edited: 14 February 2018 11:53:22