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As they are new plants they are probably settling in. Once their roots get going then they will start growing happily. Don't panic tchlleaf and be patient. The pond won't be a problem. Laurels are pretty tough and you say you are feeding them and hopefully giving them a good regular drink too. They will grow.
How long ago did you plant them? They'll spend the first season developing their roots - then the top growth will begin to get away.
The fertiliser you've been using is for flowering and fruiting plants. What your hedge needs is a slow acting balanced fertiliser - I suggest that you give a sprinkling of Fish, Blood & Bone now according to the directions on the pack and another in August. It will need no other feed.
Don't water too much but make sure that the roots don't dry out in hot dry spells and clear any weed growth from the base.