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Using plants to make a screen is a natural way to section off parts of your garden and give you more privacy. It will also add a bit of depth, colour and interest to your garden. Check out this step-by-step guide and we’ll show how you how to make one.
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Step by Step Instructions

1 Work out the plant positions
2 Dig your holes
3 Add compost and water
4 Plant your trees
5 Add more compost
6 Add water with seaweed concentrate
7 Add mulch
  • Step 1. Work out the plant positions

    Work out positions for your plants and check the label on the plant. This will give you an idea of the interval you need between them so they don’t crowd each other out.
  • Step 2. Dig your holes

    Dig your holes twice as big as the size of the pot. You need to leave room for the roots to expand. 

  • Step 3. Add compost and water

    Put some compost in the bottom of the hole and add some water.

  • Step 4. Plant your trees

    Remove the plant from the pot and tease the base of the roots to help them establish themselves into the new soil. Then place your plant in the hole.

  • Step 5. Add more compost

    Backfill the hole using a mix of compost and dirt. Finish off the top with just dirt. Plant the rest of the trees the same way in a row. Plant them as individual trees, but as they grow trim the tops, which will help them to grow sideways and form a hedge.

  • Step 6. Add water with seaweed concentrate

    Add a seaweed concentrate to the water and mix it in according to the instructions. Water the plant to give it a kick-start. Seaweed concentrate reduces the shock of the transplant for the tree and stimulates root growth. 

  • Step 7. Add mulch

    Put mulch around the base of each plant to retain moisture in the soil.
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