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Portugese Laurel ideal fertiliser

bazbradybazbrady Posts: 6
Hi,just wondering does anybody recommend a well suited NPK fertiliser i can get from the Farm stores for portugese laurel,not interested in garden  centre stuff,need a big 20 kg bag as ive over 70 metres of portugese laurel,ive been using liquid seaweed but its working out expensive,so is there a magic number that nursery's use on laurel, a NPK 8-16-10 as a wild guess?thanks


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,754
    Is this a hedge in the ground?
    If so, in properly prepped ground, it doesn't need feeding, other than a general one when planted. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 4,207
    Agree with @Fairygirl. No fertiliser needed.
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • bazbradybazbrady Posts: 6
    So yes a hedge ,problem is its been damaged by Downy Mildew,Ive sprayed with Proxanil potato blight spray which has improved the downy mildew ,also opened up the area behind it to improve air circulation and new growth is very slowly coming on but it does need a feed,for sure.Just want to find the right NPK mix,and one feed a year.Ive been reading alot more cases of downy mildew on Laurel in recent years seems to becoming a bigger problem.
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