Posted: 01/01/2014 at 11:39
Pottie, I tend to think the mycorrizal (hmm, prob got that wrong) treatment is effective. I have used it. The idea is to sprinkle it in the hole and around the roots of the plant to generate a sort of symbiotic relarionship and establish more quickly. I think it's esp good for things like heathers.
Re "bern", I always use this method when planting. My soil is quickly draining....in some places on a Cornish hedge I have it is very sandy........so a moat to hold water for first few days is sensible. Then I level it out again.