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Winter Growth w/ laurels

ryokaryoka Posts: 10
Hello all
In summer, I planted approx 15 laurels. They seem to be going okay, the odd one is struggling to grow a bit, but other than that I’m pleased and looking forward to next summer. My question is, with the weather going a bit... rubbish, is there anything I should do to help with their growth in the interim?

cheers folks 


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,684
    be patient ?? They're probably putting down roots , ready to romp away next season.
  • I agree with @Hostafan1 ... they need to make good root growth before they can support top growth. 

    How tall are they?  If they’re in a windy spot, some protection from being rocked by the winter winds 
    might be needed if they’re tall.  If they’re quite large when planted its usually best to reduce the height by one third and to pinch back sideshoots to encourage thick bushy growth but that should be done in the spring ... not now. 

     Otherwise keep the area clear of grass and weeds, and in March a sprinkling of Fish, Blood & Bone (an organic slow release fertiliser) followed by a mulch. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,150
    If they were only planted in summer, they won't have grown much. It takes a while for them to establish.
    Bigger ones will struggle if they haven't been cut back a good bit, but even so, they won't be doing anything now until spring.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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