Posted: 31/05/2015 at 11:54
1: First plant on from the left looks like it could be Pyracantha (although a little hard to tell, so would need a closer photo), second and fourth plants aren't Laurel (not sure what they are), plants three and five are Laurel and six and seven are Pyracantha.
2: The last two plants are dying - Same has happened at one of my customers garden. I moved a small Pyracantha shrub (one out of four) because it had apparently hardly grown since they were first planted. The shrub was in poor soil, right next to big conifer and from what I know of, got hardly/if any sun light. I moved one shrub to a more open but sheltered spot, in dappled sun and better soil but the plant (that was healthy before) started to die after a week or so. Not sure why, either I didn't dig enough roots out or it could be shock.
Do you know where your plants (Pyracanthas especially) have come from?
6: Auto irrigation system isn't always the best way to go. Unless you check the plants regularly, you've got to be careful that the plants don't get over/under watered (not all will, but some might), which is why it is important to check