Thursday, 2 February 2012

Nursery and How to Plant a Hedge

November at the nursery is a busy time of year. Total unlike plants that will remain dormant, resting during the winter months. Bare root season is usually muddy, cold, wet, windy affair, but time is very mild so far, just as our first real frost this morning, and we are almost in December.

Bare root season for me, clearly shows the difference between the nursery and garden center.

Digging trenches to toe in sewage back braking work. No machines where I work, it's all done by hand.

Bare root plants are sold without soil around the roots and lifted when leaves fall, the buds produce protective shells and plants go into dormant state during winter. Evergreen plants are usually plucked with the root ball, because the plants are in active growth throughout the year, thus leaving some soil around the roots is less of a shock when they were eliminated. Bareroot plants are cheaper than container plants.

There is a lot of the kinds to choose from, and this time of year is definitely the best time for planting, as long as the soil is applied. So, no frozen or water logged.

The best plants are purchased at this time of year seems to be hedging plants. Beech, hornbeam, and hedges of native flora and fauna are a good choice. Fruit trees are often purchased at this time of year too, with lots of people are planting orchards.

Another big seller is the rose, which is a specialty where I work, because my own rose bud and people often come back in this time of year, every year, only to have them. Budding is a form of reproduction, not really implemented several small retail nurseries. Companies typically buy from the big growers.

All the best to everyone and happy planting.

How to plant a hedge

In mid-autumn-winter is the ideal time to plant both deciduous and evergreen hedges.

Planting hedges is very straight forward, a lot of digging is involved, so be prepared to get a little dirty. Preparation is the most important part of planting a hedge.

When buying plants, planting it is important to know the distance, as they differ slightly depending on what plants you choose and whether or not you want one line or staggered double row. As a rule deciduous plants planted one foot apart, Buxus sempervirens (box) is planted one foot apart, Taxus baccata (yew) is planted, two feet apart, and everyone else, evergreen plants are spaced at three feet apart.

It is important that the site is well drained and free of weeds. This will help plant roots establish quicker.

Rabbit and deer problems must also be taken into account. Canes and guards may need to be purchased for this question.

Subsequent includes watering plants during drought periods, feeding, what can be done in the spring crop, which is carried out

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