Posted: 01/07/2014 at 15:29
I planted a row of 5 cherry laurel hedge bushes - pot grown. They were already 5-6ft tall and quite bushy and they were planted immediately. I noticed some of the leaves starting to yellow and the advice online was either they have a bit of shock from moving or they don't like soggy ground so I restricted watering. I discounted the shock as I planted a 6th bush in another area and it has not had any problems.
The problem continued to the point where I had approx 20 leaves on the ground and have about another 30 on the bushes themselves. I have now taken to watering them heavily again, but is there any other advice that can be offered? I know this isn't a large number of leaves but I don't want it to get to the point where all the leaves fall off.
There is a large apple tree next to the planting area so the roots could be stealing water. However there are no roots directly next to the bushes. Other than that the surroundings are lawn. The soil isn't perfect but it isn't too bad either and I planted them with fish and bone and compost in each hole.
See image here:- https://www.dropbox.com/sc/e00ukr07oq3rp6c/AABPaxGQAvLTyOUuenIKF2Kza
There has been more yellowing since this picture was taken 4 days ago.
Any advice appreciated.