Hi, I was lucky enough to be offered a dozen or so laurel bushes, about 5ft high, and I though they'd be great to fill a 5ft gap for more privacy.
However, I have now read up a little and I am concerned I might have cut the roots too far back? There were planted in a friends garden and I cut around a foot square around each plant, chopped off the roots, and pulled out.
That was this morning, and so now I currently have ten plants sat in buckets of water as I dont want the roots to dry out.
Have I just killed off some perfectly good bushes? I was planning on replanting tomorrow (weather permitting). I'm aware they will need to be kept watered once planted so the roots dont dry out and to expect some of the leaves to die and fall away initially. Is there anything else I need to know?