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Cherry Laurel hedging

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 21:55

PS. But if they did, the ones with berries would be the females

Cherry Laurel hedging

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 21:54

Laurels have both male and female parts in the flowers as far as I know.

They don't come in male and female like hollies do.

I've cleaned out my greenhouse

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 21:21

Cuttings, they have lids on the propagators but no heat, and some shade (a sheet) to stop them getting fried. 

Is there anything else I need to do?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57133.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

 

Cherry Laurel hedging

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:51

I'd nip out the ends of all the stems, not much, just a couple of leaf's worth. It will encourage it to bush out. I don't think it's too late in the season to do that. Don't be tempted to just let it go, it could end up a bit 'see through'

Cherry Laurel hedging

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:37

I'd do a chop all round to get them bushy. Have you any idea how big a laurel is if you leave it unpruned   

I shall be (or OH will be) doing a big chop on a couple of ours this year as they're going into the electric wires along the road.

The width matches the height

Could you identify this dying berry bush/tree?

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:32

The one that really puzzles me is the number of people who talk of syringa when the plant is a philadelphus

Kniphofia

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:25

I tend to sow fresh as well, things always germinate better fresh, but then if they germinate quickly you have very young plants to see through the winter. OK if you have a heated GH to protect them.

I don't know if kniphofia go dormant but they won't need cold to break the dormancy or they'd have died out by now.

Cherry Laurel hedging

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:18

Yes, stop cutting it back into a hedge 

My big laurels flower, the laurel hedge doesn't

 

What is this strange plant growing on a gorse?!

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 19:54

I remember seeing that clip Bob

Never seen it for real though,

Could you identify this dying berry bush/tree?

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 19:51

Dfingers, I fear It's too late for me. Too many years have passed and too much still to learn. 

Plus every time I learn something new I forget something old

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