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Cherry Laurel Yellow Leaves

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 21:30
Thanks all. I've double checked the soil and it is slightly clay like. Quite dense. Hard for me to even put my fingers in. Definitely not spongy and soft. Would I be advised to improve that by forking it and mixing some compost in?

Cherry Laurel Yellow Leaves

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 20:28
They've been in the ground about 3 weeks now. Yellowing of some leaves started about 7 days in.

Cherry Laurel Yellow Leaves

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 15:40

OK thanks for that. At what point would you suggest I got worried? 25% yellow? 50%?

Ivy Grow Bag

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 15:37

Thanks for the responses! I took them on board and used black troughs instead. I planted some ivy and evergreens and a few summer seeds and it is now flourishing - nice and colourful with the ivy starting to spread as I wanted it to. Thanks!

Cherry Laurel Yellow Leaves

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 15:29

I planted a row of 5 cherry laurel hedge bushes - pot grown. They were already 5-6ft tall and quite bushy and they were planted immediately. I noticed some of the leaves starting to yellow and the advice online was either they have a bit of shock from moving or they don't like soggy ground so I restricted watering. I discounted the shock as I planted a 6th bush in another area and it has not had any problems.

The problem continued to the point where I had approx 20 leaves on the ground and have about another 30 on the bushes themselves. I have now taken to watering them heavily again, but is there any other advice that can be offered? I know this isn't a large number of leaves but I don't want it to get to the point where all the leaves fall off.

There is a large apple tree next to the planting area so the roots could be stealing water. However there are no roots directly next to the bushes. Other than that the surroundings are lawn. The soil isn't perfect but it isn't too bad either and I planted them with fish and bone and compost in each hole.

See image here:-

There has been more yellowing since this picture was taken 4 days ago.

Any advice appreciated.

Ivy Grow Bag

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 23:12

Thanks for the responses. I only want to grow it downwards because there is a bench below. Dangling would be fine and watering isn't an issue as I can get to it easily enough. Should these grow fairly easily? And is it too late in the year to start? I was going to plant about 16 plants over 4 metres to create this 'curtain' (I like that nutcutlet). Is this too many or too few?

Ivy Grow Bag

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 21:53

Hi all, new here, so I hope Im following the rules.

I have a garage wall and I want to grow Ivy down the wall from the roof. My plan was to plant it in grow bags and grow it down the wall. My questions are;

-will grow bags be suitable (I'd like to use them to contain the soil to stop it from running off the roof)?

- is it too late on the season to plant the ivy?


Thanks in advance for any answers,


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