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Query with new laurel hedge

I am looking for some advice, I have just plant a new bare rot Portuguese laurel hedge and it looks very droopy. 

Is this normal our do I need to do something to help it along. 


  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,137
    You need to pull all the rubble away from it , enrich the soil and give it a bucket full of water.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Thanks. 
  • What should I enrich the soil with? Sorry might be a silly question but am new to this gardening crac
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,137
    Your probably stuck at the moment because you shouldn’t go out, but when you can you can buy some well rotted farmyard manure, or  some bone meal, depending on how good your soil is. If it’s good soil you can just use a few handfuls of a powdered manure, if your soil is claggy, hard, Clay or generally poor, it will benefit from manure or if you’ve got a compost heap going, a few shovels of that will do it. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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