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Hornbeam hedge - one section just won't grow. Why?!

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  • Fairygirl said:

    On the plus side- if they're not thriving at all, you could remove them, beef up the border, and order some whips for the start of the new season - November.  :)
    I think that's what I'll do, because I want my hedge!

    Thanks for the advice.
  • Would buying more expensive pot grown ones be a bad idea?  Just aware that if I dig them up and start again, it's going to be another few years until I get a hedge.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,520
    Good luck - a healthy set of whips should have produced a good healthy hedge within a few years. If you decide to get more - get some decent compost dug in, and give them a little bone meal on planting, and a mulch of more compost or bark after hefty watering. That's all they'll need apart from water in dry spells for the first year. Planting in November means they rarely go short of water. 

    It's my favourite hedge by far  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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