Posted: 08/05/2015 at 14:59
Thank you all for your replies - not visited the site for a few days so was not aware of your response (usually get an email??) . The osmanthus is in place and being watered regularly - still not enough rain in this area. I used some farmyard manure in bags from the garden centre and added some Levingtons compost left over from another project. I think it looks OK , but perhaps the leaves are a little pale?
Thanks again for your help.