Spear & Jackson Long Handle Post Hole Shovel
First you need to dig the holes for planting your hedge trees. Make sure each hole is about 35cm deep. The closer you plant each tree, the faster the hedge will form so take that into consideration.
Place a handful of compost into each hole. Then carefully take your hedge out of the pot, give the roots a tease and place the plant in the middle of the hole. Backfill the hole with soil and compress the dirt around the plant to get rid of any air bubbles. Repeat the process with all of the plants to create your hedge row.
To finish your hedge, all you need to do is apply a seaweed solution. Add a cap full of seaweed concentrate to 9 litres of water in your watering can.
Liberally apply to your plants to give them a good head start. After a couple of months, give your hedge its first trim!
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