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Trimming Young Leylandii

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 22:05

I planted some sixty 1ft leylandii plants in September 2014 with the aim to grow a thick dense hedge. Now that we have had some sun they are starting to grow well but I'm not sure about how to trim them or if I should. I hear that they trimming them in early spring can make the plant send out more side shoots and make it more dense but should I be trimming a young small leylandii or should I wait until it has started to form a hedge and say 4ft tall? I planted them 2ft apart so hopefully they will form a good strong hedge fast. Am I right in thinking that by not trimming them I would be restricting their growth because trimming them sends them into survival mode and can make them grow 3ft a yaer.

Weeds-wanting to grow lavender border

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 20:01

Regarding the stone mulch, is there any particular type of stones I should use? The stone mulch won't hinder the growth of the lavender will it?

Weeds-wanting to grow lavender border

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 18:16

Thanks for all your advice, oh do i put the fertilizer/fish blood etc in the soil a few days before planting the lavender or does it need to sit in the soil for months first?

Weeds-wanting to grow lavender border

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 18:04

thanks Verdun, I will use fish blood and bone fertillser. I was just going to get some seeds from Wilkinsons, I think they are called munstead lavender. Yep I'm groing in pots until big enough and hopefully I will be able to put them outside this year.

Weeds-wanting to grow lavender border

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 17:46

cool thanks, not sure if it is nutsedge, might even be grass lol. I plan on growing lavender from seeds in pots in the upcoming weeks then hopefully they will be mature enough to be planted spring/summer. Which gives me plenty of time to get the soil in the border ready.

The soil is ok although I'm only a novice garder so I'm not sure really, it's not like clay it is just like soil with stones in.

 Is bone meal organic fertillser?

Weeds-wanting to grow lavender border

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 17:12

Nutsedge, bind weed, nettle, dock/thistle type and then loads of little like cress ones.

 

Should I put some compost in the soil as well?

Weeds-wanting to grow lavender border

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 16:52

Hi

I'm wanting to make a lavender border all around my house, but before I can do that I need to prepare the border. I removed the weeds (including roots) several times late last summer however the weeds keep coming back. What would be the best way to remove the weeds as I want the border to be as weed free as possible. I've heard that weed killer is bad as it would make the soil toxic, I don't mind putting the work in so would the best option be to remove all the soil and then simply replace with compost? or to use a ruddle? I have a big problem with weeds last year I was picking weeds out of my runner bean patch every week and still they kept coming back.

Also what soil composition is needed for lavender, I hear they need good drainage and that sand should be mixed into the soil to help drainage.

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