When should I plant Bay Laurel hedging?
The best time to plant Bay Laurel is at the beginning of spring, whilst the plants are still semi-dormant, and the danger of frost has passed. It will also help the plants to settle down and develop before summer, by doing so.
How far apart do you plant Bay Laurel plants?
We recommend planting around 60-90cm apart, depending on how quickly you are wanting the hedge to establish. Please bear in mind, this does also depend on the size of the plant purchased, and the pot size it is in (generally, the rule of thumb is that the larger the plant, the bigger the gap required).
How to plant Bay Laurel:
Begin by choosing a spot that gets either full sun or partial shade. Then dig a hole that's at least twice as wide, but the same depth, and add plenty of compost/organic matter to the backfill soil. We also recommend sprinkling some RootGrow or bone meal onto the bottom of the hole at this point, but it is not compulsory.
Place the plant into the hole and backfill with the soil mic, patting down gently as you go along, to secure the plant. Finish off by watering the plant very well and continuing to water at least 2 or 3 times a week for 1-2 years after planting.̴Ì?
On top of watering, we highly recommend fertilising the plant during spring and summer, in the following years, using After Plant Evergreen fertiliser.