Laurels

Laurels Are Not Growing Very Well


tchlleaf added on May 11, 2014 | Answered

I have recently planted some laurels and they do not appear to be growing very well. I have been feeding them with Richard Jackson's flower power and it doesn't appear to be working. I read on a forum that Epsom salts help and have been feeding the laurels with this for two weeks, 1 feed every 7 days. There is a tree next door and they also have a pond so I'm assuming they are causing the problem. I really need these laurels to grow as my garden has no privacy! Please help.


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tchlleaf
Answered on May 12, 2014

http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=568 - do you think I need to buy a fungicide?

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tchlleaf
Answered on May 12, 2014

Here are some pictures to give you a better understanding of my problem. The laurels are Cherry Laurel 2-3 ft Prunus Rotundifolia,
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r102/tealeaf-xo/photo_31.jpg
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r102/tealeaf-xo/photo_21.jpg
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r102/tealeaf-xo/photo_11.jpg
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r102/tealeaf-xo/photo_41.jpg - the last is the picture of the tree and how close it is to our fence and therefore our garden
The laurels have got brown leaves. Is this a disease?

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theficuswrangler
Answered on May 12, 2014

There are several plants that go by the name of "laurel," for instance mountain laurel, bay laurel, and cherry laurel. So the first thing is to know what kind of laurel you have. In case you have mountain laurel, here's an article that will give you an idea of how you should be fertilizing: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/mountain-laurel/mountain-laurel-growing.htm
Your plants are probably busy growing roots, and you'll start to see new leaves soon. Fertilizing once a month should be sufficient. The shade and moisture from the neighbor should be ok for mountain laurel, unless deep shade with no sun, and bog-like moisture.

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