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Too soon to pinch out newly planted Portuguese laurel??

MM1952MM1952 Posts: 5
Hi....I planted some Portuguese laurel in October and the nursery told me to pinch out the tips in spring.....should I wait a while longer ( its still quite frosty at night) or could I do it now?? Nursery is closed due to covid. 

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,156
    Probably better to wait until you have no frost forecast, although a degree or two of frost is nothing. Depends on what size and how well they're doing too. 

    Give it a couple of weeks when they should be growing away well, to be on the safe side. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • MM1952MM1952 Posts: 5
    Thanks Fairygirl... I'll wait a while longer.
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