Posted: 09/11/2014 at 12:34
the idea is to mix compost with soil.....it creates good conditions for new rooting yet acclimatises them for the existing soil.
your plant will grow though. ,since you have staked it you can leave it as it is but can you remove some of the compost around your photInia....not too near the roots.....and mix with soil to return to the area?
Ideally though start again. It won't be difficult. And mix compost and soil....add some root grow (mycchorizal granules/powder) to the bottom of the hole too....and a little organic fertiliser.