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Fields of Laurel in Cheshire

Advice

Plant guarantee

We guarantee all potted plants purchased through our website with the exception of clearance stock.

Were proud to mostly grow our own plants here in Cheshire, this gives us the confidence to give each potted plant a 12 month plant guarantee which means that our potted hedging plants are covered for replacement up to 12 months after delivery/collection date*

For planting & watering advise please see details below, for any further queries or questions please contact us, we really want you to get the best out of your hedge and were always more than happy to help.

Follow the simple steps below to give your plants the best start and uphold our 12 month guarantee

  1. We recommend that all hedging is planted in a grass/weed free border & the border is maintained regularly
  2. All plants are spaced according to the recommendations on our website, ensuring that the plants have their own space a good distance away from other shrubs to ensure that the roots aren’t fighting for space & water. We recommend that the foliage/leaves aren’t touching other shrubs
  3. Plants are planted & watered as per the specific plant type below (watering the base of the plant only, not the foliage)
  4. Avoid planting in areas that hold water to prevent root rot, we recommend free draining soil for all of our hedging plants or adding additional drainage / raising the planting area as required

* Please contact us as soon as possible if you have any queries or concerns about our plants BEFORE planting and within 24 hours of delivery to uphold our plant guarantee.

Planting

Laurel, Portuguese Laurel, Privet, Griselinia, Taxus Yew, Photinia & Leylandii

First, you should clear a border , taking care to remove any weeds, grass or other plants. Do this with a garden fork, a trowel or edging spade.

If there are lots of weeds in the area, you can add some weed killer three to four weeks before you plant the hedge. This won’t have an effect on the hedge but the weed killer will make sure any weeds in the surrounding area are dead.

Then you should dig the holes for your hedges. It’s a good idea to dig a hole that is roughly 2-3 inches wider and deeper than width of the hedge’s pot, you can fill this in later. When you dig the hole, ensure that you churn up the soil at the bottom so the roots can bury down more easily. If your soil is particularly hard or sandy, add some loam-based compost to the bottom of the hole. For normal soil, add some controlled-release feed that will give the plant a head start for growing.

Once you’ve prepped the hole, it’s time to put the plant in. Wiggle the plant slowly out of its current container and rough up the roots using your hands to help loosen the root system and then place it in the middle of the hole. Make sure the top of the roots are level with the surface of the soil. Refill the hole with soil and gently press down with the sole of your foot to secure the soil around the base of the hedge.

Watering

The watering advice below is based on the first 12 months of planting, after the hedge plants are established we recommend regular watering throughout dry spells.

Laurel, Portuguese Laurel, Leylandii, Griselinia & Photinia Red Robin

The above plants all like to be well watered in spring and summer months but please avoid sitting pools of water to prevent root damage.

We recommend watering when first planted (base of plant not the foliage) providing there isn’t a risk of heavy frost.

December - February: Plants will be dormant so there’s no need for watering unless the plants have just been planted.

March - May: We recommend watering once or twice a week depending on rainfall, sun and wind conditions ( don’t forget that wind can dry plants out just as much as hot weather)

June - August: We recommend watering three times a week.

September - November: We recommend watering once or twice a week depending on rainfall, sun and wind conditions ( don’t forget that wind can dry plants out just as much as hot weather)

Taxus Yew & Ligustrum (Privet)

The above plants all like to be watered on an infrequent basis and planted in well drained soil to prevent root rot.

We recommend watering when first planted (base of plant not the foliage) providing there isn’t a risk of heavy frost.

December - February: Plants will be dormant so there’s no need for watering unless the plants have just been planted.

March - May: We recommend watering once a week depending on rainfall, sun and wind conditions ( don’t forget that wind can dry plants out just as much as hot weather).

June - August: We recommend watering once or twice a week.

September - November: We recommend watering once a week depending on rainfall, sun and wind conditions ( don’t forget that wind can dry plants out just as much as hot weather).

Concerned about your plants ?

If you have plants that look to be failing, or have failed, please contact our Customer Care team as soon as possible.

Our knowledgeable team will help diagnose any issues, advise on potential treatment to aide plant recovery or confirm if failure is likely and will then help to organise replacements.

To help us to help you we ask that you provide the following information:

Once we have reviewed the photos, we will advise on next steps. Any plants confirmed to have failed we will replace within 12 months of delivery/collection date providing all of the above care instructions have been followed. Please note, our guarantee is based on the assurance that they have been planted and cared for according to our recommendations. This enables us to ensure that the conditions were optimal for the plants to thrive. In the event of a replacement, we may ask is that you cover the delivery costs.

For more information please
contact our nursery team

Tel: 0333 577 9660

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