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By Judithj

Scottish Borders, United Kingdom Gb

We have had about 3-4ft of snow with more forecast. I planted an evergreen laurel hedge early last year which is doing well. It is now completely flattened with snow. Should I brush it off as I have with the conifers or leave it as it is and hope for the best?



If it were me, I would brush it off....

30 Nov, 2010


I agree with Michaella - that's what I'd do. Laurel is very strong so hopefully it will soon recover.

30 Nov, 2010


yes brush it of better safe than sorry

30 Nov, 2010


I always go round the garden and knock snow off plants that will be permanently damaged by the weight of the snow. If the plants are bent you can always tie them to short canes.

30 Nov, 2010


I have sent youngest round the garden today doing just that. her school has shut for the first time today, just not enough staff to manage the kids safely. So many staff dont live in the local community these days, unlike in my childhood days. Cant blame them with the way some are treated.

My 12" of snow sounds positively pathetic compared to you up there judith. We have more forecast too.

1 Dec, 2010

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