Posted: 08/06/2013 at 21:04
sounds bad for the bay. newts eat slugs, they're on your side. Just looking for a damp place to hide between meals.
Bays don't need ericaceous compost and a sick plant doesn't need a lot of feeding. They take a bit of a bashing some winters and it's not too late for recovery. Are you getting any new growth at all?
i'd put it somewhere out of any extreme weather - hot sun, heavy rain, strong wind. Don't let it dry out but it won't want to be wet. speak to it kindly and see what happens