Posted: 19/10/2014 at 10:46
They're semi evergreen but they don't discolour as much as in David's pix - or at least, I've never seen privet discolour like that. As it's a new hedge and we've had quite difficult weather conditions this year, I think it's more likely to be related to that, unless the plants were diseased in some way when David bought them.
David - did you have long hot dry spells during the summer? If so, they may have looked like they were establishing well - as you planted them in early spring when conditions would have been moist - but a long period without water may have affected a few that hadn't got going quite as well as the rest. Just a thought.