Posted: 02/01/2017 at 08:30
It's probably doing more underground than above, developing a good root system before it can make top growth.
I agree with Pansy - remove the ties. Then clear the grass from around its base so there's a circle of bare soil with a diameter of at least a couple of feet, so the shrub isnt competing with the grass for moisture and nutrition. in February give it a feed of Fish, Blood & Bone as per the directions on the pack. It's a slow acting organic fertiliser which will provide nutrition for the coming year. In dry spells give it a bucket full of water twice a week. It should be fine.
Last edited: 02 January 2017 08:31:52