The “Chat with Adrian” blog is a variety of short videos in which Adrian Byrne, the owner of Hedging.ie and Laurelhedging.ie will address problems you may face regarding all types of hedging and, especially, laurel plants. With 20 years of knowledge and experience in the horticulture industry, he is more than ready to share his advice and answer all of your questions.
After the first episode was released, our team received plenty of questions from our customers. We gathered 5 well-known questions in today’s episode. If you plant Laurel Hedging Plants, this 4-minute-video might be essential for you because you will have to deal with these problems in the future.
Let’s see what 5 questions are:
- I bought some laurel in a container last year. But in the last few weeks, I’ve noticed that the lower leaves seem to be turning yellow, with brown spotted edges. I’ve picked off several leaves but the problem is spreading. Could you give me some advice?
- I have around 20 laurel hedges planted around the edge of the driveway. 15 of them are growing well but two of them have always struggled and have now dropped most of their leaves. Is there anything I can do? All were planted last autumn by the same supplier. Are these not getting enough sun? water? Or are they infected so need treatment? Do I need to worry and the other hedges will grow over them?
- I planted a Cherry Laurel hedge last November. The original soil was full of clay & debris, so I dug the trenches out and filled with good quality topsoil, mixed with some well-rotted horse manure. I have ensured the plants were watered each evening, during the dry weather. Much of the hedging now appears to be dying. Any advice on how to save the plants, if at all possible, would be very much appreciated.
- I have a bunch of cherry laurels which are roughly 5-6 feet now – growing too high in my opinion now. Some of these now have new leaves coming up from almost grass level. What I want to do is promote this behaviour more I.e leaves coming out from the low branches so that I can trim the top to maintain the height. Is there any way I can encourage the plant to throw in new leaves and branches from the currently dry woody areas?
- Excuse my lack of understanding of the terms “propagating” and “grafting” plants, however, I have seen some videos where people cut a branch of the plant or tree and join it with a cut branch of another similar plant and it joins and grows from there.
I am not sure about the exact term for this, but is this possible on a Common Laurel Hedging Plant? If so, any advice on how to do it?
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