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Leylandii

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    Hi everyone, i have recently moved into a old farm house with a huge garden. So for some shelter i have bought Leylandii and planted it. They are all looking good but there are a few that are darker and look kind of dead. Anyone help? I dug up the soil and turned it over twice to make sure all the soil was loose. Thanks
     
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    20180706_221057.jpg this is what 3 of them look like.
     
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      Keep it well watered and if its in full sun providing some shade will help them.
       
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        Leylandii are pretty much bomb proof. If that's your choice and it isn't bothering neighbours, I would water them lots during this summer. Shrubs/ trees always take a while to get going, if they are newly planted keep them watered, a feed later in the year would be beneficial

        Oh dear, I've just seen your picture...........
        You might want to wait for more experienced folks than me :rolleyespink:
         
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        20180706_221101.jpg this is what the rest look like
         
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        They have been planted since tuesday. Been watered every 2 days. Should i water everyday?
         
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        They are in full sunlight as thats what google said they like. What feed is best or just water?
         
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        Yes give them a good soaking no feed but a little shade for a few days will help them that are struggling.
         
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          Thanks, i am new to all this gardening . I will water every day and provide those 3 with some shade for half a day and see. Thanks for the quick replies. Another question i have is... are these good for wind breaker once fully settled?
           
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          No worries i am new to gardening but learning quick by my own mistakes, while the weather is like this give them a drink every day for a week then back off and keep a eye on them, if they start wilting again you know what to do,

          Yes they will make good wind breaks.
           
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            Yes , a good windbreaker :dbgrtmb:
            Overcrossed @martin-f
            Give them a little love now and they will do very well :)
             
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              Thanks guys for the advice. Thats good then lol, as i need it where i stay... very open. The garden has just been left to grow wild, so doing it bit by bit and learning a little, but hedges are all new to me lol.
               
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                When I planted this hedge of leylandii they were about 6" tall, my own cuttings, and I planted them just before a long drought - just like we have now. I gave them water every day until the rain started, and then ignored them for a year or two.
                These trees will grow massive if you let them, but will make a really good windbreak which the birds will appreciate too.

                My advice would be to keep them shaped each year when they get to the required height and leave them wide at the base and narrower at the top.
                 
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