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Laurel bush hardly growning

i planted 4 last year and they've not grown 1 centimetre! They've only started producing new leaves. Should I prune them? Someone said to cut them in half and they will grow really quickly? 

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,945
    Can we see a photo, can’t give advise without knowing what they look like. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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  • nadine12nadine12 Posts: 45
    Thank you for replying. I'm watering but not feeding! Was hoping that was enough! 
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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,639
    There is no need to stake them. Yes, you can prune them down a bit to encourage more side shoots. But as mentioned from others, be patient. Sometimes, they take a while to settle, but once they do, they will grow fast.
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