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Is it always a bad idea planting large laurel plants?

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 13:03

Just looked on RHS Website, says they grow 12 mts in 20-50years, have you got that long.

I thought you wanted something to give you a quick tall screening.

If the footpath is a council owned one, you will have to be careful about planting something with poisonous berries.

Videos - no subtitles.

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 12:37

Bet you wish you hadn't joined the team now Katie 


Posted: 13/08/2015 at 12:27

I didn't do a lot of schooling so be thankful when you can read and make sense of any of my posts or is it post's or posts'. The iPad is earning its keep, it puts them in for me.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 12:19

I can send seeds of those Lychnis Susan,  once you have them they self seed everywhere. Easy to germinate in the Spring.

Help needed!

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 12:17

Nut, why can't you quote, do you use the 'quote' then 'unquote' then click the quotation marks?

Katie, yes, it should work, but it doesn't, not always. It would be a really good facility if it always worked.


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 12:11

Lovely pics punkdoc, I counted about 18 different flowers in the first pic.


flower bed in front of a hedge

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 19:48

Dave, circles and wavy lines are better than a straight border if you have the room.

Is it always a bad idea planting large laurel plants?

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 19:44

Just like to add that in certain areas, hedges may need to be kept  to 2 mtrs. Maybe best to check with your local council first, you could find your neighbours trimming them for you!

Is it always a bad idea planting large laurel plants?

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 19:41

Thanks Dove, I sometimes get the feeling......

Is it always a bad idea planting large laurel plants?

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 17:33

Ok Jim, look at this hedge, I planted these in winter 2012. They were 45 cms, eighteen inches or so. Bearing in mind I have cut them many times because I only want to keep them at 7' for reaching purposes, they have served the purpose.

You could spend out on tall ones, but did you see a thread started by Befuddled? They were no good. He thought they were pot grown, they weren't they were just put in a pot for selling. If yours are already 2.5 mts they will be pretty pot bound. Take one out of the pot and have a look, but that size tree would need to be in at least 60cm pots to grow properly.

maybe your garden outlet is good, I don't know, but they will still need time to establish  After planting, there's more chance of wind rock.

Mine were so cheap, can't quite remember I don't know if eBay stores details of sales that long ago, but I wouldn't buy big ones.

At the end of the day, it's your choice. All I can do is point out a few things, but for me, it's small and be patient every time.


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