When should I plant a Privet hedge?
The best time to plant your Privet hedge is any time from autumn through to winter.
How far apart do you plant Privet plants?
You will need to plant each individual plant around 30cm apart. Ensure they sit at the same depth as they were in the pot.
How to plant your Privet:
Dig in lots of well-rotted organic matter into the ground and sprinkle in a bit of bone meal (this will help the hedge to get going faster).
If you are making a long hedge, dig a trench rather than individual holes as this will be more efficient and make the job of spacing the plants a lot easier.
Place the plants into the trench/holes, and backfill with soil. Press down gently but firmly to secure the plants. Water well (especially in dry spells), for the first two years after planting, and ensure the area is kept free of weeds.