Talkback: Evergreen trees: the holm oak
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Hi there, We are collecting/rehoming five miniture conifers l have read about keeping the root ball together can you tell me abit more as l would really like them to survive the move.
Most importantly water well.
The only problem in a garden is the constant fall of leaves in May April & June
Ihave to use the mower every day to clear the lawn of these leather type leaves that will take years to rot away
At least if you are using the mower to collect them then they are being chopped into smaller fragments which will rot down quicker.
I have a Holm Oak hedge that was planted in December 2015.
Part of the hedge is about 2 feet high and the other part of the hedge is between 4 and five feet high as its more open and the hedge is for shelter and privacy.
The taller plants are starting to look a bit leggy, so im wondering how to prune them and when, so they thicken up to provide a good hedge.
Can someone help?