Posted: 18/10/2016 at 12:33
Lynn, just potting compost? Mixed with your soil? Is that all?
dried manure, garden compost, bark chips, mushroom compost, etc. and fish blood and bone would have been my choice. Privet is a greedy plant esp as a hedge so needs something more substantial than potting compost
your compost is likely to dry out quickly...have you watered since planting? The leaves turning purple/blue is a nutritional thing though or being hit by cold winds.
I would also cut back those plants at planting time....perhaps by 20 cm or so
yes, a picture would be good Lynn
Last edited: 18 October 2016 12:34:14