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Newly planted hawthorn hedge

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 07:26

Thank you all.

There is nothing in the garden at the moment other than a rather ugly chain link fence and the site is quite windy. (I border a links golf course.) The soil is very sandy and free draining, so I have improved with topsoil and have mulched and am watering well.

The hedge is mainly hawthorn but I have planted a few dog rose in amongst it here and there. I was inspired by a hedge running along a coastal path in Devon - much warmer there than in Scotland, of course, but there is plenty of hawthorn around here so it should be hardy enough.

I am hoping that in several years time my hedge will be a haven for birds and other wildlife.


Newly planted hawthorn hedge

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 06:18

Thank you Dovefromabove - I thought it would take some time for the roots to establish but had no idea how long. I'm in the northeast of Scotland so it is still quite cold here, which is why I left it until March to plant.

The vast majority of the plants show signs of lifeli One or two do not but that is to be expected I imagine and I have spares heeled in. 

Newly planted hawthorn hedge

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 19:09

Can anyone tell me how long it will take before a newly planted hawthorn hedge (planted as bare root plants) will begin to bud?

I planted the hedge about two weeks ago and nothing much is happening yet.


Have I killed my newly planted hawthorn hedge?

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 13:29

Thank you. Do you know how long I can expect the hawthorn to start budding? I'm in the north east of Scotland, by the way, and it is pretty cold up here!

Have I killed my newly planted hawthorn hedge?

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 11:28

I have just planted a hawthorn hedge (using one-year-old hawthorn whips). The planting trench was prepared with topsoil and the planting holes liberally sprinkled with bone meal.

However, a few days after planting the ground was top dressed with chicken manure pellets and compost and watered well and I have now heard that chicken manure pellets can kill young plants.

Have I killed my hedge? Will it be OK? Do I need to scrape off the top dressing or is it too late?

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