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i planted a privet hedge 18 months ago and it is not growing very well at all. It is spindly and has not thickened up. what can I do



That's strange because Privet normally grows in any soil, even if its poor. You could try cutting them back by half, sprinkle some general fertilizer round the base of the plants & then hoeing it in lightly. Give them a good watering afterwards & , hopefully, they should pick up & grow this year.

10 Mar, 2010


When you planted it, did you reduce its height by half (if bare root) or a third (if container plants)? If not, do as Balcony describes - this is to persuade more shoots from the base to get the hedge to thicken up.

11 Mar, 2010

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