Dull green yew delivered. Told to wait a year for replacements since they died, is this normal?
Hi, bit new to this, so need some help. I ordered quite a few yew trees bare root end of last year. Many of them were a much duller green than the rest which looked fresh and healthy in comparison. These did not take and are now dried brown husks sticking out of the ground. I was very careful. Soaked them in a light seaweed mix, dipped in myco rootgrow, topped with manure and mulch, watered in. I also raised the area they are planted a little, I know yew don't like to be too wet. The only plants close by is the neighbours grass, admittedly a couple of feet away. I told the suppliers when they arrived of the dull ones. They said they would replace dead plants. I sent them the photos of the dead ones recently, having waited hoping they would recover. They told me I hadn't watered them. The pea seedlings thriving just behind them and my almost two hundred potted plants are fine. The ones that are dead are the dull green ones, and you can see that some plants are dead beside others that are thriving. I sent an email detailing everything, and they told me I still needed to wait until the end of June to complain, and then wait until the end of the year when they lift plants before I can replace them. Paying for them, digging them in, caring for them, watering them every day knowing they are dead and losing a year of growing, seems harsh. Can't afford to splash out and the garden looks terrible lined with dead yew with some thriving ones between them. Comments? Is this the way it is and I need to just crack on and live with it? I get tired easily so effort is a big deal for me, and this has been really disheartening.