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  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    Lizzie-nothing has appearedimage

  • Lizzie10Lizzie10 Posts: 4
    Sorry- I planted a privet hedge 4 yrs ago with little success- all plants grew but are still very spindly- any ideas?
  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    Have you cut them back at all in those 4 years?

    How tall are they now?

    How tall do you want the hedge to be?

  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    depending on the size of cutting it might take awhile,I grew one from a cutting from cam hill and still have it twenty years on,took time.

  • Lizzie10Lizzie10 Posts: 4
    It's approx 4' tall which is ok- I've topped them every year hoping they'd bush out but no luck so far .
  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    Odd-try giving it a good high nitrogen feed soon -growmore will do- or something similar- to give it a boostimage

  • LynLyn Posts: 8,100

    I planted a whole row of these last winter, they have done nothing, if they don't pick up this year I am having them out and replacing with laurel, which I also planted a row at the same time and they have come on beautifully. Nothing to look at but makes a lovely hedge.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • Lizzie10Lizzie10 Posts: 4
    Will do - thankyou ????
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