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Do I need supports or wind netting?

ok. Our hedge has been in a couple of weeks and in that time we’ve maybe had 2 wind free days. We are less than a mile from the sea & im starting to worry about whether I’ve given the hedge a strong enough start. I added rootgrow on planting & have soaked twice a week as directed by the nursery. Any thoughts please as I am very much an eager amateur?

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,491
    What sort of hedge, how big and what sort of location?

    Can you post some photos please  :)
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  • The ones I’m concerned about are 5ft pittosporum. East facing so currently getting battered by all the easterlies we are having including the 30mph this morning. 😕
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,491
    edited April 2018
    I think I would reduce their height by about half ... this will encourage them to bush out to make a good thick hedge; at the same time it will decrease their wind resistance and possibility of wind-rock which would stop the roots establishing properly.  I think if you do that they'll grow all the quicker for it.
    The area at the foot of a wall which faces the wind can really get a buffeting can't it?
     :) 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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